The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been one of the most exciting leagues across the world. Though several leagues are played across the world, IPL has attained public attention in a very short time and it had multiplied over the years. Teams are desperate to win the illustrious trophy. But have you wondered about what does the phrase written in Sanskrit on IPL trophy mean?
The IPL trophy had undergone a couple of changes in its shape since its inception in 2008. While BCCI gave a trophy with stones engraved of an Indian map in the initial editions, a piece resembling 1983 world cup is the one that is being given for the past few years.
What does the Sanskrit phrase in IPL trophy mean?
Needless to say that Indian Premier League has been the platform for youngsters to step up and exhibit their performances on a major stage to announce their readiness to the national team. Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are the perfect examples for the validation of the statement. They are stars in the current Indian squad and IPL played a vital role in grooming their career.
However, did anyone notice the words carved on it??? Not many would have had a look at it, but it has a phrase written in Sanskrit, the oldest language in India.
The words “Yatra Pratibha avsara prapnotihi”, meaning “where talent meets opportunity”are carved on it.
IPL continues to donate many young talents to cricket and justifies the need for that particular phrase on the trophy. Not only from India, but the cash-rich league has also been the breeding ground for many overseas cricketers.
Not many of us know, motto of IPL is in Sanskrit; same is inscribed on IPL trophy as well. #IPL 🏆
It is "Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi", means "Where talent meets opportunity". Hindi – जहां प्रतिभा अवसर प्राप्त करती है । pic.twitter.com/nmuggi6ZlG
— Vedic School (@SchoolVedic) April 29, 2018
Meanwhile, BCCI is currently looking forward to ICC’s decision on the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. If the global body postpones the mega event, BCCI will get a window to host IPL 2020. Notably, BCCI had to postpone the tournament owing to COVID-19, scheduled to commence from March 29.