In cricket, one of the most annoying things is likely getting out without adding anything to the score. When a batsman gets dismissed with a score of 0, it is called a duck. Getting out for a Golden Duck is the worst possible outcome compared to getting out for a Duck. Golden Duck is when the batsman gets out after facing the first ball. In IPL, it is not something unimaginable to happen. The pitch conditions and the ball swing are the ones that can give many players their ducks in these conditions. In this article, we will talk about the top 10 players with the most ducks in IPL history:
1. Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh is a right-handed batsman and a medium-fast bowler. He made his IPL debut in 2010 and currently plays for Delhi Capitals. Mandeep has appeared in 108 matches and scored 1692 runs with a strike rate of 123.32. In his IPL career, he has 14 ducks
2. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is the skipper of Mumbai Indians and is the most successful captain in the history of IPL, winning five titles. He made his IPL debut in 2008 as a Deccan Chargers player but later switched to the Mumbai Indians. Rohit has played 227 matches and has scored 5879 runs with a strike rate of 129.29. He also has 14 ducks in his IPL career.
3. Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla is a right-arm leg-break bowler and left-handed batsman. He made his IPL debut in 2008 for the Kings XI Punjab. Chawla has played 165 matches and scored 584 runs with a strike rate of 111.02. He was a decent bowler and grabbed 157 wickets in the IPL. His batting performance is not very good, having 13 ducks in his IPL career
4. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh is a former Indian cricketer who is a right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler. He debuted in the IPL with the Mumbai Indians in 2008. Bhajji has scored 833 runs in 163 matches with a strike rate of 137.91. In his bowling career, he has claimed 150 wickets in the IPL. Bhajji has 13 ducks in the IPL career.
5. Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel is a former wicket-keeper batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. He made his IPL debut in 2008 for Chennai Super Kings. In 139 matches, Parthiv has scored 2848 runs with a strike rate of 120.78. In his IPL career, he has 13 ducks.
6. Ajinkya Rahane
Rahane is the former captain of the Indian team and is a right-handed batsman. He made his IPL debut in 2008 for Mumbai Indians. In IPL, Rahane has scored 4074 runs in 158 matches with a strike rate of 120.67. He was a very disciplined and talented batsman in his prime years. In his IPL career, Rahane has 13 ducks.
7. Ambati Rayudu
Rayudu is an International cricketer and a right-handed batsman. He is considered one of the best hitters in the IPL. For the Mumbai Indians, Rayudu made his IPL debut in 2010. He has appeared in 188 matches, scoring 4190 runs with a strike rate of 127.12. Rayudu has 13 ducks in his IPL career and holds the 7th spot on the list.
8. Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik is a wicket-keeper-batsman who plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. He made his IPL debut in 2008 for Delhi Daredevils. In 229 matches, Karthik has scored 4376 runs with a strike rate of 132.64. He is considered one of the best keeper-batsmen. Karthik has a total of 13 ducks in his IPL career.
9. Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan is a right-arm leg-break bowler and batsman who play for the Afghanistan cricket team. He made his IPL debut in 2017 for Sunrisers Hyderabad and is currently playing for Gujarat Titans in the IPL. Rashid can do anything with his bowling as well as batting skills. In 92 matches, he scored 313 runs and has taken 112 wickets. Rashid has 12 ducks in the IPL.
10. Sunil Narine
Narine is a Trinidadian cricketer who is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-spin bowler. In 2012, Narine made his IPL debut with the Kolkata Knight Riders. He has a strike rate of 162.9 and has scored 1025 runs in 148 games. He has taken 152 wickets in the IPL. Narine has 12 ducks to his name in the IPL.