In pics: The past champions of Indian Premier League
April 10, 2014, 5:52 pm
Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural Indian Premier League season in 2008. A Shane Warne-led team, riding on Yusuf Pathan's 56 off 39 balls, defeated Chennai Super Kings by three wickets in the final to lift the title.
Adam Gilchrist and his never-say-die Deccan Chargers team-mates pipped Royal Challengers Bangalore by six runs in a humdinger to be crowned the second Indian Premier League champions in 2009.
Chennai Super Kings were crowned as IPL 3 champions after the MS Dhoni-led side brushed aside Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in the final at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
The Chennai Super Kings were the emperors again in 2011. At Chepauk, Dhoni's army ambushed the Royal Challengers by a huge margin of 58 runs to defend theircitadel.
Chennai Super Kings could have gone for a hat-trick but an upbeat Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their maiden Indian Premier League title by beating the two-time defending champions CSK by five wickets in a high-scoring final. An innings of 89 in 48 balls from Manvinder Bisla helped KKR overhaul a stiff target of 191 to win the game with two balls to spare at Chennai's home ground.
Mumbai Indians, riding on Kieron Pollard's 60 off 32 balls, finally annexed their maiden Indian Premier League title upstaging a jittery Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final, which happened to be Sachin Tendulkar's last IPL match.