Put into perspective, IPL is about how much it contributes to Indian cricket. This edition offered positives.
As Sunrisers Hyderabad became the champions of Indian Premier League season nine, celebrations in the team continued away from the field too.
David Warner scored 69 runs from 38 balls to spearhead SRH to a strong 208 runs when batting first against RCB.
Sachin Baby put up a valiant effort with 18 runs from 10 balls in chase of SRH’s 209 but it wasn’t enough as RCB fell short by 8 runs.
VVS Laxman felt David Warner made an all-round difference while leading Sunrisers Hyderabad and not just with his batting.
David Warner credited his bowlers for their disciplined bowling against Royal Challengers Bangalore after they claimed their maiden IPL title.
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs to win their maiden Indian Premier League title.
Sunrisers Hyderabad defended 208 against Royal Challengers Bangalore to win IPL 2016 title by 8 runs.
Hyderabad edged out Gujarat Lions by four wickets here in 2nd Qualifier to set up a summit clash with Bangalore.
David Warner single-handedly crushed GL’s hopes and took SRH to IPL summit clash with his majestic 93 in the 2nd Qualifier.
David Warner smashed an unbeaten 93 as SRH beat GL by four wickets, to meet RCB in Sunday’s final.
Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Kolkata Knight Riders fell short of their 163 run target by 23 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will now take on Gujarat Lions in the all-important second qualifier for their maiden entry into the summit clash of IPL.
RCB are enjoying a virtual paid holiday in the salubrious weather at home after the win. But then, that’s the fun of winning Q1.
It meant that CSK and the Royals were shelling out Rs 73 crore and Rs 56 crore respectively per year despite not getting to play in the IPL.