IPL is the league which pushes the players to always perform beyond their capacities. IPL has played a huge role in bringing the hidden ability of players to the light.
This is the reason why many huge records were made and old ones were smashed. IPL is the reason many players rose to fame and got selected into the national team.
This short format league offers so much pressure to the batsmen and there is equal reward for winning and breaking the records. IPL offers huge money and respect as a reward for the better performance. This is the reason it is counted among the most watched and most expensive leagues in the world.
IPL is a platform which makes hitting sixes as some kind of normal thing. Because witnessing the sixes is a common sight. In this article, we will see the top 7 batsmen who hold the record of maximum ducks.
1. Harbhajan singh (13)
Harbhajan singh is regarded as the best off spin bowler. He proved his credentials when he took 32 wickets in three test matches in 2001. He was the first indian batsman to make a hat trick in the test. He kept on contributing with his bowling skills to the Indian cricket.
He got more fame when he got into the IPL. he was initially bought by the Mumbai Indians where he played a significant role. He has had the opportunity to even assume the captaincy of Mumbai Indians.
In 2013, he took 23 wickets and helped the Mumbai Indians to clinch the maiden IPL trophy.
He was also brilliant with the bat when he played 64 runs off the 24 balls against Kings Eleven Punjab in 2015.
After a decade of association with Mumbai Indians, he was released by the Mumbai Indians and acquired by the chennai super kings.
As he was good with the bowling, he also holds the record of being the top batsman who has got out at zero.
2. Parthiv patel (13)
Parthiv patel symbolises someone who gave his best at most times but sometimes outside atmosphere is not favorable enough to respect that talent. This is how his journey has been.
So far, he has been the part of as many as 6 franchises. In the inaugural edition, he was picked by the Chennai Super Kings. He remained there for 3 years. He did not get much breakthrough in the first season as Dhoni was already present to make up for batting and wicket keeping. But he did get an opportunity to play for 13 matches where he scored 300 runs.
Csk parted with him in 2011 and he became part of the Kochi tusker kerala, but it was terminated after a year. He again was picked by the Deccan charges but it too got terminated.
He got into the SRH in 2013 and later moved to the RCB in 2014. He was again traded to the Mumbai Indians in the next edition and he scored 339 runs at the average of 26.
He stayed there for two years. But luck did not favour him and he was traded to Royal Challenger Bangalore 2018. Wherever he went, he was either sidelined or did not get much of an opportunity.
Moreover, He is the second player after Harbhajan singh to hold the record with most ducks of 13.
3. Ajinkya Rahane (13)
Ajinkya Rahane is known for his calmness, determination, and patience. He joined his home team Mumbai Indians in IPL inaugural edition. He did not get a breakthrough. He came to light only when he was roped in by the Rajasthan royals. In 2012, he amassed a total of 550 and he also hit his maiden century in that edition.
Between 2012-2016, he was a consistent performer. It was only after this period he started struggling with consistency. He only had the extra pressure of captaining the Rajasthan Royals.
His performance went done and later he was roped in by the Delhi capitals.
Ajinkinya Rahane also holds the record of being the third batsman with the most ducks.
4. Rohit sharma (13)
Rohit sharma is undoubtedly the most successful batsman and captain in the Indian premier league. Mumbai Indians have clinched the IPL trophy four times out of which three under the captaincy of Rohit sharma.
Initially Rohit sharma struggled for consistency but IPL helped him to stay relevant.
He was initially part of Deccan charges from 2008 to 2010 amassing over 350 runs, later he was roped in by the Mumbai Indians. He was more than happy to be part of his home team.
He was impressive with batting in the next season but his most impressive and noticeable breakthrough came in 2013 when he scored 538 runs playing a significant role in Mumbai Indians’s maiden IPL title. Eventually, he was handed over the leadership of Mumbai Indians.
He made sure that he stood up his role as a leader and rest is history. He has notched up a total of 5230 runs at the strike rate of 130.61.
Rohit sharma is the player with the most ducks in the IPL history.
5. Piyush chawala (12)
Piyush Chawala is the most successful player of the IPL. He has been associated with two teams Kings Eleven Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. He is the constant performer in the IPL. Piyush is ranked 3 after Lasith malinga and Amit mishra when it comes to taking the highest wickets in the IPL. He has taken a total of 140 wickets in the 144 matches.
He holds the record of player with the most ducks.