IPL: Indian Player Becomes First to Win Three Consecutive Titles

Indian spinner Karn Sharma has become the first player to win three consecutive IPL titles after Chennai Super Kings latest IPL triumph.

IPL: Indian Player Becomes First to Win Three Consecutive Titles

Indian spinner Karn Sharma has become the first player to win three consecutive IPL titles after Chennai Super Kings latest IPL triumph.

On the previous two occasions, Karn Sharma was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians title winning seasons in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

He even tweeted a photo, with the helmets of the three teams he has played for.

Though, he wasn't a regular feature in the side, Karn did play the final in place of the experienced Harbhajan Singh.

Later on Stephen Fleming revealed that it was indeed MS Dhoni's idea to bring in the leg-spinner,

“If you look at the last few games we played, Harbhajan didn’t bowl a lot, so it was a case of what the skipper felt. He wanted a good option against right-handers,” revealed Fleming.

“There was a lot of discussion, on whether to open with spinners, their combination. Both Harbhajan and Karn have got wickets. It was the captain’s choice.”

Karn Sharma repaid the captain's faith as he got the big wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson in the final.

Karn picked 4 wickets in the 6 matches he played and was expensive with an economy rate of 9.36.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6009 261
5 South Africa 4380 258
FULL Ranking