As we say, 'Records are meant to be broken', here are some astonishing records that were broken in 2018.
Controversies are part of the game but this year they rose on another level.
After record-breaking bids for Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Dube, the franchises were not stopping for anyone as one of the biggest surprises was the final price of Prayas Ray Barman.
The 26-year-old Varun's IPL 2019 bid equalled the highest bid of Jayadev Unadkat and became the first uncapped player to get 6 Crore+ in the auction pool.
Fast bowlers who missed the last edition of IPL- Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron got their new franchise teams this time.
While Jaydev Unadkat got the highest bid among domestic players alongside uncapped Varun Chakravarthy, veteran Indian player Yuvraj Singh remained unsold for the first time in an IPL auction.
The IPL auction will take place in Jaipur, Rajasthan at 02.30 PM IST on Tuesday (December 18).
There will be a total of 346 cricketers going under the hammer in this edition of auction.
The Punjab-born player has never given up a single time in his career and has fought his way back from every slump, be it poor form or even cancer.
Yuvraj and Gambhir are two of the best left-handers the country has ever produced and were the pioneers behind the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup glories.
Recently the five-time Ballon d'Or winner came fifth on this year's prestigious France-based award list where Madrid's Luka Modric broke the 10-year long domination of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
A group of Australian spectators were not happy with Kohli's celebration in the first innings of the hosts, so they got back at him by booing.
Following Gambhir's retirement and the emergence of the young talent it is keeping some senior players on their toes, who are out of the national side.
It will be surely a series to watch out for before the 2019 ICC World Cup and both teams will give their all to achieve the glory and the journey will start from Adelaide Oval.
It was a pleasant sight for the fans to see Kohli bowling after a very long time in a match.
Australia have failed to fix their batting woes after the suspensions to their star players in Steve Smith and David Warner.
Rishabh Pant didn't get to keep wickets in any of the three T20Is versus West Indies ahead of the Australia series.
Ganguly claimed that under Kohli's leadership, the Indian team will beat Australia at their own backyard in the upcoming Test series.
Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: In his early cricketing days, the No 1-ranked ODI batsman idolised Herschelle Gibbs.
The explosive batsman has now become the second Indian after MS Dhoni (218) to reach 200 sixes in ODI cricket. He earlier took over Tendulkar in the 4th ODI.