IPL 2020: … when the towers of the mighty collapsed! Failure ends an era – Marathi News | IPL 2020: … when the towers of the mighty collapsed! An era of failure came to an end in cricket


Lalit Jhambre

In this year’s IPL (IPL 2020), Chennai Super Kings disappointed. This is the first time that the team, which has never reached the fourth position, has not reached the play-off round of the IPL. The failure of MS Dhoni’s team, which has been in power for 12 consecutive years, marks the end of an era. In the world of sports, such a time comes to everyone. No one can stay in the lead forever. The end of the West Indies and Australia’s dominance in cricket is a good example of this.

West Indies Cricket Association

From 1975 to 1995, the West Indies dominated the cricket world for almost two decades. After winning the first two World Cups, he was knocked out in the third round by Kapil Dev’s energetic team. However, his dominance in Test matches remained. With the exception of the 1980s, they did not lose a Test series. Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Richie Richardson … each of their captains set the ninth standard of success. However, since the 1996 World Cup, it has been difficult to believe that this is the same West Indies team. He is now eighth in Tests and ninth in the ODI and T20 rankings. This is their very place.

Australian Cricket Association

The Australian cricket team was under the tutelage of Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. Three world championships were witnessed. He was the undisputed king of ODI cricket from 1999 to 2007. In Test cricket, this dominance was maintained by Ricky Ponting, but now his invincible dominance is gone. That consistency is gone.

Manchester United

Manchester United is a similar example in football. He was the undisputed emperor of the Premier League from the time the Premier League began in 1992 until 2013. He lifted the trophy 13 times during this period. Won the Champions League twice. For 21 years there was no one to challenge their dominance. His coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, retired in 2013 after 26 years, and Manchester United’s days are numbered. He finished seventh in 2012-13 with almost the same number of players he won the Premier League with the previous year. After that, Manchester United could not reach that height again.

AC Milan

This is the situation with AC Milan, who have won the European Cup for the fifth time since 2007. They have been at the peak of success for 25 consecutive years. Pavlo Maldini was collecting trophies. He won seven titles in the Italian League Serie A and five in Europe, but that changed in the 2000s. They have not won a Serie A since 2020-11. Now Maldini is back as his technical director and this year he is back in his old form.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have won the NBA six times in eight years. Under the guidance of coach Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen and Dennis Rodman were beating the opponents in the chest. In 1998, the picture changed. Michael Jordan is gone, Jackson is gone, Pippen is gone, and so is the Chicago Bulls. In 2011, they reached the finals of the Eastern Conference. He was 11th out of 15 last season and 13th in the previous two seasons.


Arsenal clubs like Manchester United and AC Milan have lost their cars. Arsene Wenger had shown them the days of success. He was a three-time winner in the seven years from 2003-04. In 2003-04, he won the title without losing a single match. But then the picture changed dramatically. Despite Wenger, his magic worked. Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry left. His defense became a joke.

Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant and Shakil O’Neill have won the NBA five times in 10 years. But in the 10 years since Jackson left and Kobe’s retirement, they have only reached the playoffs twice. Since then, he has become the NBA champion again. Thanks to LeBron James and Anthony Davis, they are back on track.


In Formula One motor racing, Ferrari ruled from 2000 to 2004. He had Michael Schumacher and Ross Braun. He had both drivers and constructors championships. There was no one to challenge them. Schumacher’s success in 2005 and Braun’s success in 2006 lasted for two years, but he has been successful for over a decade since then.

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