Well, in the end, it was Mumbai Indians, who marked their name on the glorious cup after a lot of highs and lows. They outsmarted Chennai Super Kings with a margin of 1 run at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in a low-scoring game. Meanwhile, various cricketers won the medals and cash prizes for their performances in various departments. Here are they:
Orange Cap – David Warner
How cool David Warner is for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The flamboyant batsman, who made his way into the tournament on the back of a dark phase, smashed it beautifully. Even though he went back home in the mid-season, none came close to his numbers such has been his impact. He cracked 692 runs at an average of 69.20 with eight fifties and a century.
Warner said: “It’s an honour to win the orange cap. We batsmen don’t play this game for awards, we try to win. Big credit to our curators at Hyderabad, they prepare great wickets and feels great to play in front of those crowds. I am privileged to be a part of this tournament, it’s the best league in the world. Thank you very much.”
Purple Cap – Imran Tahir
The old fox had done incredible service to MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. He delivered when it mattered the most and became the only spinner in the tournament to scalp 26 wickets in a season over the years.
“I am really grateful to Chennai for giving me an opportunity at this age. I just want to keep going and would like to thank my support staff,” Tahir said.
Most Valuable Player and Super Striker Of The Ball – Andre Russell
Well, this season would be remembered for the heroics of Andre Russell in the middle. Despite being injured, he delivered many match-winning knocks by smashing the bowlers out of the park with ease. He turned many matches for his side with his scintillating batting.
Russell said: “I am very emotional to be a part of this. This contest has been going on back and forth, other guys have been going at it as well.”
Perfect catch of the tournament – Kieron Pollard
The lanky all-rounder Kieron Pollard has delivered the goods with the bat. Apart from that, he made his presence felt with his brilliant fielding display. Meanwhile, he was awarded for his glorious catch in the deep, where he plucked Suresh Raina at Wankhede.
Fastest fifty of the season – Hardik Pandya
Against KKR, Hardik Pandya scored the fastest fifty of the season and went on to score 91 in just 34 balls. Though it didn’t help his side to cross the victory line, he got the cheque for his brilliant fifty. The first 50 runs came in 17 balls.
Emerging player of the tournament – Shubman Gill
The classy batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders became the emerging player of the tournament. He smashed it brilliantly for the team when it mattered the most. However, his talent came to the fore only when he was sent up the order. HIs knock against KXIP was special. In the end, he finished with 296 runs in 14 innings.