It has been ten years since the inaugural edition of the IPL kicked off at the Chinnaswamy stadium back in 2008. Royal Challengers Bangalore hosted the Knights form Kolkata, as the world witnessed the birth of a seismic event in cricket history.
People are eagerly waiting for the IPL auction set to take place later this month, as everyone is getting excited for the new season.
As we continue our build up to the IPL season, we look back at the five best matches in the last decade.
Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings had made a terrible start to their campaign by only winning 2 out of their initial 7 games. But Doug Bollinger’s arrival was the impetus that they needed as they then went on an impressive winning streak.
But now they faced Punjab in a do or die encounter in which they had to record a victory to qualify for the semi finals.
But the match looked to be firmly in Punjab’s grasp with Chennai needing around 50 runs required from the last three overs and then 16 from the final over.
In one of the most iconic MS Dhoni moments, the Chennai captain smashed Irfan Pathan for two sixes and a four to drag Chennai into the semi finals.