Before 2008, the English County Cricket is considered as the most prestigious tournament. But when the Indian Premier League was introduced in 2008, the T20 extravaganza hogged the limelight. Some players who took part in the inaugural edition especially in the opening match will go in the history books. Here are the players who had their names in the record books for becoming the first player to achieve a certain feet in the IPL.

First Match Day in IPL: 18 April 2008

First venue in IPL: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

First Umpires in IPL: Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and Rudi Koertzen (South Africa)

First Third Umpire in IPL: Amiesh Saheba (India)

First Match Referees in IPL: Javagal Srinath (India)

First two teams to play in IPL match: Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore

First toss won in IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore

Bowler who bowled the First Ball in IPL: Praveen Kumar (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE)

Batsman who faced the first Ball in IPL: Sourav Ganguly (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)

First IPL run scored by: Brendon McCullam (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)

First Boundary scored by: Brendon McCullam (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)

First six scored by: Brendon McCullam (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)

First Fifty scored by: Brendon McCullam (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)

First Century scored by: Brendon McCullam (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)

First 100 metre six scored by: Ross Taylor (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE)

First batsman to get dismissed bowled: Rahul Dravid (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First batsman to get dismissed caught by others: Sourav Ganguly, KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

First batsman to get dismissed caught behind: Cameron White (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First batsman to get dismissed run-out: Ashley Noffke (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First batsman to get dismissed stumped: Robin Uthappa (Mumbai Indians)

First batsman to get dismissed LBW: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)

First team to score 100+ runs in an innings: Kolkata Knight Riders vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE.

First team to score 200+ runs in an innings: Kolkata Knight Riders vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

First Wicket taken by: Zaheer Khan (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE)

First no-ball bowled by: Brett Lee (Kings XI Punjab)

First wide bowled by: Praveen Kumar (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE)

First Maiden bowled by: Glenn McGarth (Delhi Daredevils)

First four wicket haul taken by: Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan Royals)

First fifer taken by: Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan Royals)

First bowler to take a Hat-Trick: Lakshmipathy Balaji (Chennai Super Kings)

First team to get dismissed: Royal Challengers Bangalore

First team to dismiss their opponents: Kolkata Knight Riders

First Catch taken by: Jacques Kallis (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE)

First run-out effected by: Ajit Agarkar (Kolkata Knight Riders)

First stumping effected by: Mark Boucher (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE)

First 50+ partnership: Sourav Ganguly and Brendon McCullam (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)

First 100+ Partnership: Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Daredevils)

First 150+ Partnership: Adam Gilchrist and VVS Laxman (Deccan Chargers)

First Man of the Match Award winner: Brendon McCullam (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)

First Player of the tournament winner: Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)

First Under-23 Player of the tournament: Shreevats Goswami (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE)

First Orange Cap Winner: Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab)

First Purple Cap winner: Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan Royals)