IPL 2024: Kohli glad to win Orange Cap

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | May 27, 2024 IST

Virat Kohli

New Delhi, May 27: Virat Kohli does it again and is pleased with his own performance. The 'Orange Cap' winner of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Kohli said he is happy with his contributions in IPL this season.

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) star Kohli, finished the tournament as the highest run-getter with 741 runs in 15 matches including a century and five fifties. He scored at an average of 61.75 and with a strike rate of 154.69 as an opener along with captain Faf du Plessis.

"Extremely honoured to receive the orange cap for this season. It was a roller-coaster of a ride, I was really pleased with the way I performed for my team throughout the season but more importantly in the latter half where we needed to win every game to qualify," Kohli said in a recorded message after the final as Shreyas Iyer collected the accolade on his behalf in Chennai on Sunday.

The right-hand batter added that he is eager to replicate his form in the upcoming T20 World Cup for India in the USA and the West Indies.

"Something that I hope to replicate in the 2025 season of the IPL as well. Thank you everyone for your support," he said.

The 35-year-old became the first Indian to win the Orange Cap twice in IPL history.

Punjab Kings pacer Harshal Patel was awarded the Purple Cap for finishing the season with 24 wickets, the most in the tournament.

"Deeply honoured to be presented with the purple cap. It's been a very rewarding journey. I want to thank everyone who was part of my journey - my teammates, my coaches and especially my family, my wife and my son. Without their support, it wouldn't have been possible. I look forward to the 2025 season," he said.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lifted their third IPL title after thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the final at MA Chidambaram Stadium. 

But cricket lovers in India would love to see Virat Kohli replicate the same in the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 and help Team India win the trophy. Because after lifting the inaugural title in 2007, India has never won the T20 World Cup trophy again.

Even the ODI World Cup seems to be out of Team India's reach. Losing to Australia at home in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 final, after 10 consecutive victories in the tournament, would be one of the dreaded nightmares for Kohli and Co, which they can never forget. If India can win the T20 World Cup 2024, hopefully it may be a final World Cup hurrah for a few senior guys in the team including Kohli. (With IANS support)

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