5 Intriguing Facts about IPL – Book a Charter Flight to IPL 2024

Do you hear the signature IPL trumpet yet? It’s almost time for IPL 2024 and cricket teams from across India to compete with each other to win the prestigious IPL trophy. And as the new season rolls in, ardent desi cricket fans can hardly contain their eagerness to watch their favourite teams at play – better still, to charter a plane to the city hosting the match and watch it live at the stadium. So, as we gear up for IPL 2024, it’s time to get to know some intriguing, less-known facts about IPL over the years that it has been hosted:

Fact #1: Praveen Kumar was the first ever IPL bowler, who also hit the highest six in IPL history

Former cricketer Praveen Kumar officially bowled the first IPL ball in IPL 2008, during the inauguration of the league. He also earned the IPL its first runs through as a leg by. Being a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore until 2010, Praveen Kumar also hit the biggest six in IPL while playing against Rajasthan Royals in 2008. After playing with Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, and Gujarat Lions for brief periods, Praveen Kumar retired from cricket, but not before he had made his mark in IPL history.

Fact #2: There’s only one IPL team whose captain has remained unchanged throughout

If you’re an IPL fan, you have probably guessed this one already – it’s none other than Chennai Super Kings, whose captain, MS Dhoni, has retained this stature ever since IPL started. So far, CSK has won the IPL tournament five times, which reflects MS Dhoni’s leadership skills and justifies his popularity as captain.

Fact #3: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only cricketer to have won the Purple Cap award twice in IPL

The Purple Cap award in IPL is presented to the one who scores the highest number of wickets in a tournament. And Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who currently plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad, is the only cricketer to have won this prestigious award twice in IPL history.

Fact #4: Lalit Modi had originally intended IPL to be a one-day tournament

Lalit Modi, the one who initiated IPL, had actually envisioned IPL to be a one-day tournament with 50 overs, way back in 1995. But at that time, his idea was not taken seriously. Many years later, the launch of the Indian Cricket League by Zee in 2007 inspired the inception of IPL, and the rest is history!

Fact #5: Piyush Chawla holds the record for no no-balls in the highest number of overs in IPL

This amazingly talented leg spinner holds the record for spinning no no balls for as many as 386 overs, a feat that has not been surpassed in IPL to date. He accomplished this feat when playing for Kolkata Knight Riders and against Delhi Daredevils. In the span of his career, he has played for Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians.

Although watching the IPL on a TV screen is also fun, nothing beats the ecstasy of watching a tournament live, cheering with the crowd, and supporting your favourite team at the field. But since the IPL season is a bustling one with many cricket enthusiasts booking their flight tickets well in advance, traveling to the destination of the match can be a major challenge. In such cases, chartering a jet means that one can fly to the destination in absolute privacy even during the peak IPL season, attend the match and enjoy the game, and return at one’s convenience with the private jet waiting for its passenger.

Moreover, luxury private jets offer all the possible luxury one can imagine, from food and beverages of one’s choice to the finest upholstery and various modes of entertainment to pick from. So, if you would like to charter a plane to a destination hosting any of the IPL matches this year, we would love to guide you further. Contact us to check out private airplane prices in India and discuss other details!