India, May 15 -- An abiding memory of this IPL is an Election Commission banner of Rishabh Pant urging people to vote. That demonstrates Rishabh's star power among young voters. It also confirms cricket's deep connect with India. IPL is Indian cricket's grand festival. Elections, the bigger festival that celebrates India's democracy, come every five years.

Since it started, IPL has been disruptive in a positive way - it changed Indian cricket, Indian sport and much more. Designed as a league where opportunity shook hands with talent, IPL is sport spiced with entertainment and glamour. High quality cricket smartly packaged and home delivered at prime time, the formula is eye-catching in every sense. It was no surprise that IPL took off li...