Indian Premier League: MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma among IPL’s top scorers in final overs

The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League is set to get underway in the United Arab Emirates on September 19 with plenty of drama in store.

Much of that drama invariably occurs in the final over of an innings and it helps to have one of the top run-scorers over those six deliveries at the crease.

Here are the IPL’s top five scorers in the ultimate over.

HARBHAJAN SINGH

A surprise entry at number five, Harbhajan Singh has 185 runs, launching 15 sixes. The off-spinner has featured for both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings during his time in the league but has opted out of the 2020 edition.

His average of 13.2 in the final over is modest but with an impressive strike-rate of 172.8, he’s proved to be a handy contributor at the death.

DWAYNE BRAVO

Dwayne Bravo

A T20 specialist of sorts, Dwayne Bravo has scored 186 runs from just 89 balls. The all-rounder has a stellar reputation with the ball but can be an effective batsmen in the lower order/

An average of 26.6 proves as much and a total of 14 sixes contributes to a strike-rate of 208.8.

ROHIT SHARMA

Rohit Sharma

The Hitman himself ranks third with 248 runs and a staggering strike-rate of 281.7. Despite being an opener, the Mumbai Indians skipper is renowned for his big scores that can carry through to the end of an innings.

With a whopping 23 maximums and only 11 dismissals, he’s able to boast a healthy average of 22.5 over the last six balls.

KIERON POLLARD

Kieron Pollard

Another Mumbai Indians stalwart comes in second with 272 runs. Kieron Pollard can be a little hit and miss with the bat but when he’s on song, few are capable of delivering the sort of fireworks he can.

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Lloyd Cadena planned to study dentistry, vlogger Kimpoy Feliciano recalls

Lloyd Cadena, left, and Kimpoy Feliciano (Image: Facebook/Kimpoy Feliciano)

Vlogger Kimpoy Feliciano revealed that Lloyd Cadena had dreamed of becoming a dentist as he looked back on one of their last conversations.

Cadena passed away at the age of 26, his family announced through his official Facebook page yesterday, Sept. 4.

Feliciano posted screenshots of their exchange on his profile earlier today, Sept. 5.

“Gusto ko nga [d]entistry. Yon talaga pangarap ko noon pa,” Cadena told Felciano while they spoke about their goals via Instagram. Feliciano plans on becoming a pilot.

Lloyd wanted to be a dentist after ECQ 💔 Ako naman, sabi ko sa kanya isasakay ko siya kapag naging piloto ako.”Maiksi lang ang buhay, search for your purpose” 😢Lloyd Cafe Cadena

Posted by Kimpoy Feliciano on Friday, September 4, 2020

Cadena then stated that he planned to enroll in a dentistry program after the enhanced community quarantine. The late vlogger also encouraged to Feliciano to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot.

“Go for it!! Habang may panahon pa (While there is still time),” Cadena said. “Maiksi lang ang [b]uhay (Life is short).”

Cadena then urged Feliciano to do what he wants and to “[s]earch for [his] purpose.” Prior to recalling their conversation, Feliciano paid tribute to Cadena shortly after learning of his death.

“Si Lloyd Cafe Cadena ang isa sa mga unang naging kaibigan ko sa industriya (Lloyd Cafe Cadena is one of the first friends I made in the industry),” Feliciano said alongside two photos of them.

Si Lloyd Cafe Cadena ang isa sa mga unang naging kaibigan ko sa industriya 💔 Kaibigan hindi lang sa trabaho, pero sa buhay 🥺 Mamimiss kita Lloyd! Mamimiss ka namin! Pero masakit 😔

Posted by Kimpoy Feliciano on Friday, September 4, 2020

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Bonnie Tan remains Letran coach as Alfrancis Chua denies Ayo return

Al Francis Chua and Bonnie Tan celebrate after Letran wins NCAA championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Bonnie Tan remains the head coach of the Letran Knights despite rumors that Aldin Ayo will be making a return to his alma mater.

Alfrancis Chua, who serves as special assistant to the rector for sports development, commented on Tan’s public Facebook post that no changes will be happening.

Tan on Friday posted a screenshot of a tweet saying there are speculations that Ayo, who resigned from University of Santo Tomas, will be back as the Knights head coach.

“Not under my umbrella,” commented Chua. “No way!”

Chua, who is also San Miguel Corporation’s sports director, is a chief backer of the Knights.

“Baka sa ibang Letran papunta coach nila. Iisa lang Letran ang alam ko at ang coach dun si Bonnie Tan,” added Chua.

(Maybe he’s going to a different Letran. There’s only one Letran and I know the coach of that team is Bonnie Tan.)

Tan and Chua assisted Letran in its NCAA title win in Season 95 against archrival San Beda with Ayo as the team’s head coach.

Ayo stayed for just one season with the Knights before transferring to De La Salle the following year and leading the Green Archers to one UAAP title and two finals appearances.

The champion coach then left for UST, which he led to the 2019 UAAP finals, its first appearance since 2015, the same year Knights won the NCAA title. He has since resigned following the controversies regarding the Sorsogon bubble.


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