'King' Kohli to 'Baby AB': Here are the hits and misses of IPL 2022

Ahead of Tuesday's first playoff match when Gujarat Titans face Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata, here are five players who grabbed the headlines this season in the world's most valuable cricket tournament.
The high-octane IPL moves into the playoffs this week with four teams left to battle for the  championship. Ahead of the first playoff on Tuesday, here are five players who grabbed the headlines this season in the world's most valuable cricket tournament.
The high-octane IPL moves into the playoffs this week with four teams left to battle for the championship. Ahead of the first playoff on Tuesday, here are five players who grabbed the headlines this season in the world's most valuable cricket tournament.
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Virat Kohli (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE): The superstar's batting slump has been a constant talking point during the season as Kohli suffered three uncharacteristic 'golden ducks' -- out on the first ball of his innings. But 'King' Kohli bounced back just in time for his team's final league game with a match-winning 73 off 54 balls that helped the team make the top four. (Photo| Twitter)
Virat Kohli (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE): The superstar's batting slump has been a constant talking point during the season as Kohli suffered three uncharacteristic 'golden ducks' -- out on the first ball of his innings. But 'King' Kohli bounced back just in time for his team's final league game with a match-winning 73 off 54 balls that helped the team make the top four. (Photo| Twitter)
Jos Buttler (RAJASTHAN ROYALS): The England batsman has bossed this IPL with three centuries to help Rajasthan finish second in the table, awaiting table-toppers Gujarat in the first qualifier on Tuesday.  Buttler has been a smiling assassin, stroking 629 runs in 14 matches -- the most of any player -- while smashing 37 sixes at a strike-rate of 146.96. (Photo| Twitter)
Jos Buttler (RAJASTHAN ROYALS): The England batsman has bossed this IPL with three centuries to help Rajasthan finish second in the table, awaiting table-toppers Gujarat in the first qualifier on Tuesday. Buttler has been a smiling assassin, stroking 629 runs in 14 matches -- the most of any player -- while smashing 37 sixes at a strike-rate of 146.96. (Photo| Twitter)
Umran Malik (SUNRISERS HYDERABAD): The young speedster took the IPL by storm and on Sunday earned his maiden India call-up for the Twenty20 series against South Africa.  The 22-year-old Malik, from the Jammu region of Indian-administered Kashmir, bowled the fastest ball of the tournament at 156.9 kph (97.5 mph) and took 22 wickets in 14 matches. (Photo| Twitter)
Umran Malik (SUNRISERS HYDERABAD): The young speedster took the IPL by storm and on Sunday earned his maiden India call-up for the Twenty20 series against South Africa. The 22-year-old Malik, from the Jammu region of Indian-administered Kashmir, bowled the fastest ball of the tournament at 156.9 kph (97.5 mph) and took 22 wickets in 14 matches. (Photo| Twitter)
Rashid Khan (GUJARAT TITANS): Rashid was the key to his team starting with a bang as they remarkably topped the table in their debut season. The Afghanistan wizard not only bamboozled the batsman with his leg-spin bowling but also provided some explosive batting as he displayed his all-round talent. (Photo| Twitter)
Rashid Khan (GUJARAT TITANS): Rashid was the key to his team starting with a bang as they remarkably topped the table in their debut season. The Afghanistan wizard not only bamboozled the batsman with his leg-spin bowling but also provided some explosive batting as he displayed his all-round talent. (Photo| Twitter)
Dewald Brevis (MUMBAI INDIANS): The uncapped South African batsman made his presence felt with knocks to remember for wooden-spooners Mumbai Indians.  The 19-year-old scored 161 runs in seven matches for five-time champions Mumbai who brought the U19 World Cup star for USD 389,610. (Photo| Twitter)
Dewald Brevis (MUMBAI INDIANS): The uncapped South African batsman made his presence felt with knocks to remember for wooden-spooners Mumbai Indians. The 19-year-old scored 161 runs in seven matches for five-time champions Mumbai who brought the U19 World Cup star for USD 389,610. (Photo| Twitter)

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