This season of the Indian Premier League looked ‘Indian’ in the true sense, as this time from runs to wickets, new Indian players dominated, who beat many big international players.
The IPL 2021 season came to an end and once again Chennai Super Kings captured the title. The big contribution behind the success of Chennai this season is the leadership of captain MS Dhoni, the same contribution is due to the performance of young opener Rituraj Gaikwad. Like Rituraj, this season was dominated by most of the Indian players, among whom there were many who showed their flair for the first time or made a big mark for the first time despite having survived for many years. (Photo: IPL/BCCI)
The first name in this list should be taken of Rituraj Gaikwad, because he made his team the champion. The 24-year-old opener rained runs from the beginning of the season and it became difficult to stop in the second part played in the UAE. Rituraj also won the Orange Cap in 16 innings, scoring the highest 635 runs with the help of 1 century and 4 half-centuries. Along with this, he also won the Emerging Player Award of the tournament. (Photo: IPL/BCCI)
Among many new and young players, this old player also made his name bright and surprised everyone with his performance. Harshal Patel has been a part of IPL for almost a decade, in which he did not get much success, but with his return to RCB this year, he performed amazingly. He edged RCB’s bowling by taking the most 32 wickets in the season (equaling Dwayne Bravo’s record). Along with winning the Purple Cap, he also won the title of Most Valuable Player ie ‘Player of the Tournament’. (Photo: IPL/BCCI)
Delhi Capitals fast bowler Avesh Khan was one of the most effective Indian bowlers this season. The young Indian pacer dominated and contributed a lot to Delhi’s success as compared to the formidable international bowlers like Kagiso Rabada and Enrique Norkhia. Avesh took 24 wickets in 16 matches this season and was second only to Harshal. (Photo: IPL/BCCI)
Venkatesh Iyer was the most talked about name in the second part of IPL 2021. This all-rounder of Kolkata Knight Riders did not get a single chance in the first half of the season. Coming to the opening in the UAE from the very first match, this left-handed batsman surprised everyone with his hitting and with this also started the process of KKR’s success, which stopped only in the final. There too Iyer hit a lot of runs. Along with this, Iyer also impressed with his medium pace bowling. Iyer scored 370 runs in 10 matches and also took 3 wickets. (Photo: IPL/BCCI)
This left-arm fast bowler of Punjab Kings had caught everyone’s attention in the last season and this season has given a right introduction to his ability. Arshdeep, along with Mohammed Shami, formed a pair of Indian pacers, who performed well for Punjab in the powerplay and death overs. Arshdeep took 18 wickets in 12 matches and gave the best audition before the mega auction. (Photo: IPL/BCCI)