It’s nearly a week since the 10th season of IPL concluded but the IPL hangover is still on as players and commentators alike can’t get over the fact that it has now been a decade since IPL began.
While during the IPL season former Aussi and IPL player Ricky Ponting chose his IPL XI or the team of the decade, its now turn for the famous commentator and cricket analyst Harsha Bogle to choose his “IPL team of the decade”.
Harsha, who is known for deeply analyzing the players and how they would perform for a match is a video has picked his IPL All-Time XI, and selected some of the most consistent performers in the last 10 years of the IPL.
While selecting the players, Harsha said that it was one of the most “gut-wrenching” things he has done, but keeping in mind it’s a “fun exercise” he selected his team.
“Now depending on which way you look at it, picking an IPL (Indian Premier League) team of the past 10 years can either be great fun or it can be enormously difficult…can be gut-wrenching and you are sitting there almost as if you think ‘wow I own these careers’, at which point I decided it’s just a fun exercise. So I’ve treated it as a fun exercise.” Harsha Bhogle said in his video for Cricbuzz.
Just like Harsha, former cricketer Ricky Ponting and former India pacer Ajit Agarkar had also picked their all-time IPL XI.
While both Ponting and Harsha picked Dhoni as their side’s captain, Agarkar picked Virat Kohli to lead his team.
One must also note that Agarkar’s team didn’t even name Dhoni in his team as he picked South African AB de Villiers at number 6 and as his choice of wicket-keeper.