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-KXIP unveiled their two new mascots - Rocky and Ranjit. The mascots in animation form would be aired on multitude of digital channels.

-Kannada superstar Puneet Raj Kumar is the new brand ambassador for the Bangalore Royal Challengers cricket team, he replaces Upendra.

-As per the Nielsen's survey, blogs and message boards are the top two social media platforms for IPL-related discussions. Also, Twitter.com, is the third most popular platform for IPL-related discussions.

-First 4 was hit by Pujara on the bowling of RP Singh and the first 6 was by Hodge on the bowling of Jaskaran Singh..hmm not a "SINGH IS A KING"...first match of the IPL 3

-Mumbai Indians are the first team to play less than four overseas players in any IPL. (on 13-03-2010, against RR)In the match 4 ex-ICL player played ( 2 a side). In that match Yusuf went from 15 off 14 balls to 69 off 25 against Mumbai by hitting 11 consecutive balls for 6,6,6,6,4,4,6,4,4,4 and 4.

-Gilly is the first batsman in the IPL to reach 1000 runs. Also he is the first one to score more 50 sixes in IPL.

-During 2008 KKR started high by beating Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers, but Super Kings stopped their winning run and then they ended up last in table, result remain same in 2010 also.
-During the match between KKR vs. CSK (on 16-03-2010), KKR team was the first IPL team to feature 11 players who have played international cricket. In the same match 3 Murali were playing.

-The blue on the Mumbai Indian jersey has been shaded to a darker tone . The inspiration behind the new design was the state-of-the-art Bandra-Worli sea-link, which connects the northern suburbs to south of Mumbai. The idea was to create a design that would not only be new, but also resemble the enterprise and growth of Mumbai - the golden stripes across the bust of the shirt depicts the two pillars of the sea-link and the blue is the shade of the Arabian sea.

-As part of their corporate social responsibility, KXIP pledged their support towards the UNAIDS commitments towards PLHIV (People living with HIV in India). In addition to the existing merchandise, KXIP launched the red bands. The proceeds of the sale would be dedicated for the cause of UNAIDS.

-Two interesting stats about the IPL 2010 finalists. Mumbai hit most fours (261) whileChennai conceded most fours (224).

-70 ducks in IPL 2010 with 31first-ball ducks.

-Spinners opened the bowling 25 times, with Yusuf Pathan (7) and R Ashwin (5) doing so on most occasions

-Right-handed openers averaged 32.80 (22.28 in '08), while left-handed openers averaged 25.83 (36.36 in '08).

-The most productive over for the chasing side was in fact over # 4 that produced 9.35 runs per over.



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