Sometimes, scoring a run could be very difficult for the batsman who has been out of form and consistent ducks can certainly affect the mindset and confidence of a batsman in IPL. Taking a single and changing the end brings a lot of relief to the batsman and the best seat in the house could be the non-striker’s end for an out-of-form player. But such has been the pressure involved in the game and even the best of talents can go through the phase.
Getting run out without facing a ball is one of the toughest things to digest for a batsman and it has happened in the past. It is very important to make the most of the opportunity when the player is in good form which will allow his team to get an extended run until he finds his feet. It has happened in the past and here are 5 players with four ducks in an IPL season.
5 Players With Four Ducks In An IPL Season:
Herschelle Gibbs – IPL 2009
The former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs was part of the IPL from the inaugural edition of 2008 to the 2012 edition. Gibbs has played for the Deccan Chargers and the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and he is one of the few batsmen to have been dismissed for four ducks in a single season which he did in 2009.
It was an unwanted record for the legendary batsmen who was a terrific fielder and takes some outstanding catches at the backward point area. However, despite his four ducks, he finished with 371 runs in 14 games at an average of 33.72 and he played a crucial part in the title-winning campaign for Deccan Chargers in the 2009 IPL season.