Last update: April 30, 2023, 8:37 PM HST
Indian Premier League played 1000 games as Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) faced each other in game number 42 of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season at Wanhede Stadium, Mumbai Sunday.
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To mark the momentous occasion, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) presented memorabilia to both captains ahead of the game.
“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a special evening, where there will be special presentations and special memories given to special people. But before that, in 2008, BCCI had a dream, a dream to create a class T20 league which will bring together the best of the world under one roof. Thus was born the phenomenon. The avant-garde, the reference for the teaching of many leagues around the world. The Indian Premier League is now in its 16th year, the IPL has produced cricket of the highest quality, providing fans with unbridled entertainment IPL stands for edge-of-the-seat thrillers, record-breaking achievements, individual and team brilliance true to its motto – where talent meets The IPL has unearthed some absolute gems, turning them into household names and even global superstars,” Ravi Shastri said ahead of the presentation.
“Today we celebrate a historic event. A landmark that everyone involved in the league can be proud of as we all set to stage, today’s IPL 1000 game is an ode to the people who made this league what it is, then go to the players and teams that fit the name in the history books.And finally, our behind-the-scenes heroes who made this league, the best T20 league in the world,” Shastri added.
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Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara were also honored.
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As well as scoring the 1000th IPL game, Rohit Sharma captains Mumbai for the 150th time in the competition besides turning 36.
While Rajasthan sits third in the points table, Mumbai sits ninth.
After winning the coin toss, Samson said left-arm pacer Trent Boult was returning to the playing XI. Rohit Sharma said fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Arshad Khan were back in the playing XI instead. by Jason Behrendorff and Arjun Tendulkar.
(With agency contributions)
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