Did you know that the IPL has grown to become one of the most-watched cricket leagues globally?
But the question that’s on everyone’s mind in 2023 is – “IPL ka baap kaun hai?” Let’s dive in to find out!
What is IPL?
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is not just a cricket tournament; it’s a phenomenon.
Organized annually by the BCCI, it has captured the hearts of millions, both in India and abroad.
With ten teams battling for the coveted title, the excitement is palpable.
Over the 16 seasons, from 2008 to 2023, three teams have consistently showcased superior performance, But which among them can truly be called the ‘Baap of IPL’?
- Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
1. Mumbai Indians (MI):
Led by the charismatic Rohit Sharma, MI has clinched the title 5 times. Their victories in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020, coupled with players like Jaspreet Bumrah and Surya Kumar Yadav, make them a force to reckon with.
2. Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
Under the leadership of the legendary MS Dhoni, CSK has also secured the title 5 times.
Their wins in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, and 2023, and players like Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar, showcase their dominance.
3. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
With 2 titles under their belt in 2012 and 2014, KKR, led by Shreyas Iyer in 2023, remains a formidable team with players like Nitish Rana and Shradul Thakur.
IPL Winners List:
From Rajasthan Royals’ win in 2008 under Shane Warne to CSK’s victory in 2023 with MS Dhoni, the IPL has seen a range of champions:
|Year||Winner Team||Team Captain|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||Shane Warne|
|2009||Deccan Chargers||Adam Gilchrist|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||MS Dhoni|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||MS Dhoni|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||Gautam Gambhir|
|2013||Mumbai Indians (MI)||Rohit Sharma|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||Gautam Gambhir|
|2015||Mumbai Indians (MI)||Rohit Sharma|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Ben Cutting|
|2017||Mumbai Indians (MI)||Rohit Sharma|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||MS Dhoni|
|2019||Mumbai Indians (MI)||Rohit Sharma|
|2020||Mumbai Indians (MI)||Rohit Sharma|
|2021||Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||MS Dhoni|
|2022||Gujarat Titans||Hardik Pandeya|
|2023||Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||MS Dhoni|
How many teams participate in the IPL?
Initially, 8 teams participated, which has now expanded to 10.
Who owns the Mumbai Indians?
Mumbai Indians is owned by Reliance Industries.
Which team has the biggest win margin in IPL history?
Mumbai Indians, with their 146-run victory in 2017.
Which team has won the IPL the most times?
MI and CSK share the honor with 5 titles each.
Who was the captain of the 2022 champions, Gujarat Titans?
Hardik Pandey led the team to victory.
Which team had the biggest win margin in IPL history?
Mumbai Indians, with a 146-run victory in 2017.
As we wrap up our analysis of the IPL’s dominant teams, it’s evident that both MI and CSK have staked their claim as the ‘Baap of IPL’.
With each new season, the competition gets fiercer, and the title of ‘IPL ka baap’ remains ever elusive. Until next time, keep cheering for your favorite team!