With the IPL 2022 season drawing to a close, it’s time to take a look back. With so many unusual and exciting occurrences occurring during the previous two and a half months, there are a few moments that will remain in our minds for the rest of our lives. Take a look at the Top 5 highlights from the IPL 2022 season, which include Yuzvendra Chahal’s hattrick and MS Dhoni’s game-winning performance.

  1. Pat Cummins Fires IPL 2022’s Fastest Fifty – After a blistering knock, Pat Cummins of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) left Mumbai Indians in shambles. He blasted an incredible fifty off only 14 balls, equaling the quickest in IPL history. He stayed undefeated on 56 off only 15 balls, with four fours and six sixes in show-stopping innings.
  2. Rahul Tewatia Madness – Gujarat Titans won their third game in a row thanks to finisher Rahul Tewatia, who scored 12 runs in the game’s last two deliveries. GT was put under some duress as they needed to score 57 off 33 to match Punjab Kings’ 190.

With 19 runs required in the final three pitches, Miller singled to put the game out of reach for Tewatia, who needed to smash two home runs to win. With his magnificent batting, the guy who had earlier struck Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in an over made it seem simple as he smacked two sixes to win an exciting duel.

  1. Umran Malik – The Speedster’s Ascension – In IPL 2022, the Kashmiri pacer has been one of the standout players for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The youthful speedster has bowled quick deliveries on a continuous basis, placing him three times in the top six list of fastest deliveries bowled in the IPL.

Shaun Tait presently owns the record for the quickest ball, however, the Kashmiri pacer ended the season with 22 wickets and came close to breaking the record in the final, only for Lockie Ferguson to beat it. Malik’s performance earned him a spot on the Indian team and a call-up for the South Africa series. When the speedometer read 157 kmph, Malik delivered the second-fastest ball in the IPL 2022 season.

  1. MS Dhoni – World’s Best Finisher – In the restricted format of the game, the former Indian captain was known as the greatest finisher. MS Dhoni smashed 17 runs in the final over to win the game for his team and bring back memories of his earlier heroics in one of the most famous matches of the season, against arch-rivals Mumbai Indians, in the el-Classico.

In the last six balls, the CSK star hitter needed 17 runs. Dhoni hit a massive six and two fours to secure a well-deserved win for the Chennai Super Kings, bowled by Mumbai’s Jaydev Unadkat.

  1. Yuzvendra Chahal – IPL 2022’s first hattrick – With a sensational hattrick, Rajasthan Royal’s prodigy Yuzvendra Chahal single-handedly transformed the complexion of the RR versus KKR encounter. With it, he became a member of an exclusive group of cricketers. He took five wickets in the match, his first in the IPL 2022, as RR defeated KKR by seven runs.

A hat-Trick by Yuzvendra Chahal: What happened?

Chahal started with the wicket of Venkatesh Iyer in the 17th over.

HAT-TRICK Ball 1: 16.4: Shreyas Iyer attempted a strong hit on a fuller-length ball, but missed the line and was caught LBW.

HAT-TRICK Ball 2: 16.5: Shivam Mavi entered the fray and attempted a huge but fell short in the long-on. Riyan Parag dispatched him with a simple catch.

HAT-TRICK Ball 3: 16.6: Pat Cummins entered the crease and was met with a wrist-full spinner’s fury. When the ball twisted, Cummins edged it to Samson, who made a spectacular grab.

Chahal was named the recipient of the purple cap for the IPL 2022 season. He also beat Imran Tahir’s record of 26 wickets as the most by a spinner in the Indian Premier League’s history.