Sourav Ganguly Terms IPL As The 'Best League In World' After KXIP, Rajasthan Royals Clash

Sourav Ganguly Terms IPL As The ‘Best League In World’ After KXIP, Rajasthan Royals Clash

Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah
Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly, the president of BCCI was impressed after KXIP and Rajasthan Royals match which is terms as the reason behind IPL’s success as the best league in the world. KXIP lost their second close game after their first loss against Delhi Capitals which was decided by Super Over. They won against RCB by 97 runs though.

KXIP openers Mayank Agarwal and skipper KL Rahul stitched a partnership of 183 runs for the opening wicket with the former scoring 106 as KXIP posted 223/2 but Rajasthan Royals batted brilliantly and won their consecutive second game by 4 wickets and 3 balls to spare. The nail-biting finish was the highest successful run chase in IPL.

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal (Image Credit: IPL)

Sourav Ganguly: Match Between KXIP And RR Shows Why IPL Is The Best League In The World

Sourav Ganguly’s remark came as Rajasthan Royals chased down a stiff target of 224 with four wickets in hand and three balls to spare at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Sourav Ganguly who was India’s skipper and former KKR player mentioned IPL 2020 has shown amazing talents on display. Sourav Chandidas Ganguly is an Indian cricket administrator, commentator and former national cricket team captain who is the 39th and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Image Credit: Getty Images.

BCCI secretary, Jay Shah also congratulated winners Rajasthan Royals after their record-breaking victory and said that IPL regularly provides close nail-biting matches.


Rajasthan Royals chased down a total of 224 to defeat KXIP by four wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.  For the Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, and Rahul Tewatia all scored more than 50 to give the side a victory by four wickets.

Rahul Tewatia Hit 5 Sixes Off 1 Over As Rajasthan Royals Win Chasing 224

Rahul Tewatia came out to bat at number four and he was struggling at one stage as he had scored just 8 runs from his first 19 balls. However, in the 18th over bowled by the West Indian pacer Sheldon Cottrell, Rahul Tewatia hit five sixes to turn the fortunes of Rajasthan Royals.

The left-handed batsman played a stellar knock of 53 as Rajasthan Royals gained an improbable victory. Sanju Samson who had played a knock of 74 runs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) followed it up with an 85-run knock against Kings XI Punjab.

Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia (Image Credit: IPL)

Skipper Steve Smith registered an innings of 50 against Kings XI Punjab as well. For KXIP, Mayank Agarwal had scored a century which was his first hundred in the IPL. The right-handed Mayank Agarwal played a knock of 106 runs off 50 balls with the help of 10 fours and 7 sixes to take the side’s total to a mammoth 223/2.

Openers Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul put on 183 runs for the first wicket. The duo created the record for the highest opening partnership for KXIP in the IPL and the second-highest opening partnership in the IPL. This victory was the highest successful run chase in IPL history.

Rajasthan Royals has now won both their opening two matches in the IPL 2020. The side will next play against Kolkata Knight Riders on September 30 while Kings XI Punjab will face defending champions Mumbai Indians on October 1.