Ashish Nehra Becomes First-Ever Indian Player to Win IPL Trophy as Head Coach

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Former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra becomes the first-ever Indian player to win an IPL trophy as head coach. The championship of IPL-2022 was won by Gujarat Titans under the captaincy of star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

Nehra was appointed as head coach of Gujarat Titans for their debut IPL season.

In the previous 14 seasons, the head coach of the winning teams were foreigners. The head coach was Shane Warne, Darren Lehmann, Ricky Ponting, Trevor Bayliss, Tom Moddy, Stephen Fleming, John Wright and Mahela Jayawardene.

In the recently concluded IPL 2022, the greatest number of wickets has been taken by Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals was holds the purple cap. He took 27 wickets in 17 matches. He ended this season with a bowling average of 19.51 and an economy of 7.75. He was followed by Wanindu Hasaranga of Royal Challengers Bangalore who picked 26 wickets.

Rajasthan Royal’s opener Jos Buttler holds the Orange Cap by scoring 863 runs - highest runs in this season at an average of 57.33 & strike rate of 149.05. The orange cap was given to the IPL season’s leading run-scorer.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra becomes the first-ever Indian player to win an IPL trophy as head coach. 
  • Nehra was appointed as head coach of Gujarat Titans for their debut IPL season.
  • The 43-year-old cricketer who was part of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 2011 under MS Dhoni’s leadership.
  • In the previous 14 seasons, the head coach of the winning teams were foreigners - Shane Warne, Darren Lehmann, Ricky Ponting, Stephen Fleming, etc.,
  • In this season, the greatest number of wickets (27 wickets) has been taken by Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals who holds the purple cap. 
  • Rajasthan Royal’s opener Jos Buttler holds the Orange Cap by scoring 863 runs - highest runs in this season.
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