The curtain came down on the sixteenth season of IPL with a breathless final. Ravindra Jadeja gave Dhoni’s team the fifth title with four sixes in the last two balls. At the end of a season full of tension, the question has been raised loudly – is this the best season in the history of IPL? Not only because of the game but also from the financial aspect, the sixteenth season of IPL will be discussed for a long time.
Due to the Corona epidemic, the IPL has been held for the past few years following various restrictions. Finally, after four years, IPL is back to home and away format. Which increased the frenzy of the field spectators. Having the opportunity to play at the home venue, the teams did not lack effort. Most of the matches saw great cricket.
This season of IPL was full of incidents. Virat Kohli, who faded in the previous two seasons, is back to his best form. Faf du Plessis has overcome age with incredible consistency. Shubman Gill’s incredible form, along with the rise of Yasswi Jaiswal, Akash Madhwal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh’s last five-ball five sixes to win the match and Dhoni’s eventual final IPL by winning the title – IPL was a great film scripted by a masterful screenwriter, which the audience enjoyed watching. Returned to the house to raise the flag.
The big surprise was the prize money of the IPL. This year’s IPL prize money has also been given a record amount. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given more than 60 crore 31 lakh rupees in prize money in the sixteenth edition of IPL. Which is more than the prize money of the T20 World Cup held last year. In the World Cup held in Australia, the ICC gave a total of 600 crore and 3 lakh rupees.
After winning the IPL, Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings got money of 25 crores of 94 lahks and the runner-up Gujarat Titans got money of 16 crores of 86 lahks. Third and fourth-placed Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants also got money 9 crores 7 lacks and money 8 crores 97 lacks respectively.
The monetary value of individual awards was not small. Gujarat’s Shubman Gill got Tk 12 lakh 96 thousand as the best of the tournament. As the tournament’s highest run-scorer and best game-changer, the money went into Gill’s pocket at the same rate. And yes, Gil added more. Gill got Tk 12 lakh 96 thousand despite the highest four of the tournament.
The highest wicket-taker Mohammad Shami, the best budding Yashaswi Jaiswal, Faf du Plessis who hit the most and the biggest sixes, and Rashid Khan for the best catch of the season also got Rs 12 lakh 96 thousand like Gill. Glenn Maxwell hit the big ball. As a super striker, he got the same money as the rest, he also got a car as a bonus. And Wankhede and Eden Gardens got money 64 lakh 86 thousand for the best pitch.