All good things must come to an end and in 15 days when the league stage ends, our daily dose of the VIVO Indian Premier League will too for a year. But before it all comes to a halt, it is the duty of every cricket fan to cherish every moment and is our responsibility to hand out awards for the ones that stand out. So, without any delay, here are this week’s winners of the Kuch Bhi Awards-

  • The Albert Einstein Award – Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Albert Einstein once said,” The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results”. Two things about this quote. Number one, Albert Einstein never said this. Number two, that doesn’t make it wrong.

Take the RCB-MI game, for example. With the hosts needing 22 off 12, RCB handed the ball to Pawan Negi and Hardik Pandya finished the game in just six deliveries. The insanity part stems from the fact that four years ago, with MI needing 30 off 12, CSK handed the ball to Negi against Pandya and the result was the batsman smashing 25 off those balls to take his team home.

For proving Einstein’s fake quote right, we give RCB three points.

  • Schrödinger’s Ground – Sawai Mansingh Stadium
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After winning our prestigious Harvey Dent Award last week, Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium went back-to-back to become the first stadium to win two Kuch Bhi Awards.

For the match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, the ground staff mowed the grass in symmetrical light and dark patterns, giving it a magnificent aesthetic look. But the condition of the practice pitches on the sides and the ball disappearing on the light patches annoyed a few viewers as well.

Was the ground beautiful or was it not? To each their own, we believe, but for managing to split opinions right down the middle, we give the Sawai Mansingh Stadium and RR two points.

  • Harvey Dent Award 2.0 – Jofra Archer

The aforementioned Harvey Dent Award returns for the second week running and this week, it’s the Royals’ Jofra Archer who picks up the award.

In the game against Mumbai Indians, the Barbadian born English cricketer had a brilliant day with the ball, finishing with impressive figures of 1-22, restricting MI to 160. But the bowler had a tough outing in the field, as he dropped three catches, much to the frustration of some of his teammates.

For his two-faceted performance against Mumbai Indians, Jofra Archer gets two points.

  • Winning at Twinning Award – Murugan Ashwin and Ravichandran Ashwin

#Twinning is a popular trend on social media, and it involves people imitating each other through their attire, or their hairstyles or in some unique way. While there are many who have mastered the art of ‘twinning’, nobody has done it better than Kings XI Punjab’s spin twins, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and Murugan Ashwin. Against the Royals, the two finished with 2-24 and 1-24, respectively, in their quota of four overs, shackling the batsmen with their variations and winning the game for the Shers.

For their brilliant rendition of #Twinning, we give the Ashwins two points.

Here is the table after week 6.





Kings XI Punjab



Mumbai Indians



Delhi Capitals



Royal Challengers Bangalore



Rajasthan Royals



Kolkata Knight Riders



Chennai Super Kings