The IPL 2020 was yet another festival in a year compiled with uncertainties as it continued to be a challenging one for people worldwide. It’s fate this year remained up in the air, to begin with; however, the BCCI found a way to conduct it. It took place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the players gave their everything to make the event a success.
Similar to every year, the 2020 edition of IPL also witnessed some brilliant and memorable individual performances that were jaw-dropping and defying in every term. Such renditions could only take place a few times, pushing players into the pecking order and arrived under pressure or when teams looked demoralized. Such performances managed to uplift the side’s spirit massively.
We take a look at five best individual performances of IPL 2020:
Jasprit Bumrah – 4-1-14-4 vs Delhi Capitals, Qualifier 1:
It was the performance that pushed Delhi Capitals on the brink and Mumbai Indians into their sixth final and one step closer to the inevitable. Mumbai Indians batted first and despite looking at a below-par total initially, they did not end up with one. Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan showed why they were the defending champions, hitting the ball cleanly to lift their side to 200.
Left-arm seamer Trent Boult began the wreckage of the Delhi Capitals’ batting line-up, leaving them two down for no run in the first over. But the Capitals had no idea that what awaited them at the hands of Jasprit Bumrah. Of Bumrah’s four wickets, the highlight was undeniably his rapid searing yorker, leaving Shikhar Dhawan clueless and rearranging the off-stump.
He went on to remove Shreyas Iyer and the dangerous Marcus Stoinis, who threatened to spark a remarkable turnaround. The Australian all-rounder also had no clue when the ball passed through his defences to dislodge the middle-stump. The wicket of Daniel Sams, summed up bowling figures of 4-1-14-4, very much worthy of delivering in playoffs.