After 54 days of excitement, craze for cricket and the cash rich Indian Premier League continues three days after the final and Kolkata Knight Riders' sensational maiden IPL victory, as memories are afresh as the high-end drama still lingers in the minds of people.
Here is a compilation of a few quotes that remind us of a few interesting moments that help us revive those memories whether it is the success mantra of Chris Gayle or the technique behind hitting those huge sixes.
Curtains have been drawn on the fifth edition of the cash rich Indian Premier League, but this being the most exciting season in the history of the tournament still lingers in the minds of many as people revive those memories after the verbal spats in the Indian Premier League, such quotes are interesting to read.
Kolkata Knight Riders' Sunil Narine, the West Indies offspinner who was termed the as mystery spinner who turned the fortunes for his team with his magical spells, claimed 24 off 15 matches with an economy rate of 5.47. During one of the matches against Delhi Daredevils, when Virender Sehwag was dismissed by Jacques Kallis for 23, the Dlehi skipper had said he would have smashed Narine if he had got an opportunity after being dismissed early in the innings.
"[Narine] might not work against me, I could have smashed him."
If that was about Narine, talking about batsmen everyone would like to know about the Jamaican opener Chris Gayle's huge sixes. While the Royal Challengers Bangalore player, himself revealed it after the match against Pune Warriors on May 11, 2012 at Pune wherein he scored yet another half century which included 6 hits to the stands.
"I sleep the whole day after breakfast to get in shape for the game," said Gayle when asked about his preparation for a game, which helps him hit those huge sixes every innings.
Chris Gayle, with 572 runs and 43 sixes off just 11 outings, has been the highest run-scorer in IPL 5 and also the recipient of the Orange Cap.
Another quote by Deccan Chargers coach, Darren Lehmann after one of their matches against Rajasthan Royals which blamed the team's fielding also created a lot of flutter as Kumar Sangakkara's XI failed to defend a challenging 196/2 against Rahul Dravid's men as Royals won the match by 5 wickets.
Darren Lehmann's comment was like aiming at the bull's eye when he said the team fielded like an Under-14 side.
"We fielded like an Under-14 side."
While this wasn't enough there were many controversies that rocked IPL 5 too, though this is not the platform to unravel those, Pune Warriors' cricketer Marlon Samuels' bowling action was questioned during IPL 5, while the West Indies cricketer lost his cool and took a dig at the critics.
"Those who are questioning my action are evil ... If I was hit into the galleries, my action would never have been questioned"
Such quotes triggered a lot of waves and these inturn help us revive those memories from the just concluded cash-rich league, that created history for having witnessed the most exciting finishes in IPL since its inception.