In 2012 IPL, Kochi TuskersKerala franchise get terminated by IPL committee after the breaching of BCCI’s term and condition. IPL 5 opens with a grand ceremony in Chennai YMCA ground with the performances by Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan, Prabhu Deva, Colonial Cousins, and Katy Perry. Shahrukh Khan backed Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings in the finals.
|IPL 2012 Final Statistics|
|Winning Team||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Highest Scorer (Orange Cap)||Chris Gayle (733 runs)|
|Highest Wickets Taker||Morne Morkel (25)|
|Man of the Series||Sunil Narine|
|Winning Team Captain||Gautam Gambhir|
|Maximum Sixes||Chris Gayle
|Runner Up Team||Chennai Super Kings|
Ups and downs in IPL 5 continues for Rajasthan Royals. Some good win againsts KKR and Kings XI Punjab but lost against Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils. Fail to entry in semis again. IPL 2012 makes Rajasthan Royals fan unhappy and wait more for the IPL trophy.