IPL-2013----Mumbai-IndiansAlso Read - IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 5 Players Lucknow Can Eye For Upcoming Season

This was the sixth edition of the IPL and arguably the straw that broke the camels back for time immemorial.  It was the spot-fixing controversy that came out in the summer that shocked the Cricketing world. Much before this incident, there were a lot of accusations about a possible nexus between the bookies, administrators and cricketers. All those doubts were put to rest as several names were part of one of the biggest sporting scandals in recent times. Catch- All the IPL action here. Also Read - IPL 2022: KL Rahul Reportedly To Captain The Lucknow Franchise Owned By RPS Group

Three Rajasthan players, including India’s World Cup winner Sreesanth were caught and suspended from the game. It took the sheen away from the game too. As for the teams, there were quite a few changes that came in the fray. Deccan Chargers’ contract ran out and was revamped and promoted as Sunrisers Hyderabad. Armed with a solid side, there was a lot of buzz around the side. Although they didn’t make it to the top four, they had a reasonably good start. This was the last year Pune Warriors took any part. Also Read - IPL 2022 Retention: List of All Players Likely To Be Retained By IPL Franchises Ahead of Mega Auction

Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at this point established themselves as the tournament’s giants with their unflinching consistency. Michael Hussey was in stunning for the Men in Yellow, months after hanging up his boots for Australia but Chris Gayle stole the limelight. In what was a stunning exhibition of hitting, the Gayle fury reverberated through the M.A.Chinnaswamy Stadium and the cheerleaders were left too numb to dance. The West Indian stood unbeaten on 175. Also Read- Betting odds for IPL 2015: MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings are favourites to win IPL 8 title.

Dwayne Bravo was the highest wicket-taker, creating a new record with a whopping 32 in the bag. Chennai and Mumbai faced off in the final. Mumbai had won both the group-stage encounters and Chennai restricted Rohit Sharma’s side to a modest score. Chennai collapsed while M.S Dhoni stood firm. The Ambanis and Mumbai Indians had won the IPL crown that eluded them.  IPL 2013 though, would go on to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Check Out: IPL 2015 Schedule – All Match Fixtures and Complete Time Table of IPL.