The shortest format of cricket first came into limelight during the 2007 T20 World Cup. The tournament gained popularity slowly and the charm of the new format increased.
In India it gained more popularity after the Men in Blue won the title beating arch-rivals Pakistan. The Indian fans started craving for more such action. This is when the entire cricketing world was introduced to IPL.
It started in 2008 with 8 teams which consisted rookies, pros and legends from all over the world. IPL became an overnight sensation as fans started loving its fast-paced nature from the first match. This year IPL has graced its 12th edition.
During all these years many international players have graced their presence in this league. Most of these players have played in multiple seasons. However there are some successful overseas players who played just one IPL season.
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Here are three players who played just one IPL season:
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England national team is very lucky to get some extraordinary all-rounders in the history of the game. Players like Trevor Bailey, Sir Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, and Ben Stokes have carried the name of The Three Lions high.
Andrew Flintoff, also known as Freddie, was a key game-changer for England. His heroics in the 2005 Ashes is down in the history books. Flintoff was known for his raw pace and his hard-hitting abilities.
He went unsold in the first edition of IPL due to his frequent breakdowns. But in the second edition he featured for Chennai Super Kings. There he played just 3 games but showed good numbers.
However he got injured in a game against Delhi Daredevils. After rehabilitation he decided to hang his boots from all forms of cricket in 2010. With a player of his abilities, Freddie could have done great in IPL had he played more.