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‘Pleased with way I performed…’: RCB star Virat Kohli after bagging IPL 2024 Orange Cap

‘Pleased with way I performed…’: RCB star Virat Kohli after bagging IPL 2024 Orange Cap

While Virat Kohli celebrated his Orange Cap win, his former RCB teammate Harshal Patel bagged his second Purple Cap for the most wickets taken in the tournament.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru‘s stalwart batsman Virat Kohli expressed his elation after winning the IPL 2024 Orange Cap for being https://www.insidesport.in/cricket/players/virat-kohli/the highest run-scorer.

Bittersweet Win for Virat Kohli

Despite Virat Kohli’s personal achievement, the feeling remained bittersweet for RCB. They were knocked out of the tournament in the Eliminator by the Rajasthan Royals, narrowly missing out on a place in the final.

Second-Half IPL 2024 heroics earn Orange Cap glory

While RCB’s campaign initially seemed doomed, Kohli led a phenomenal turnaround in the second half. With a string of crucial knocks, he propelled his team to a winning streak of six matches, securing their place in the playoffs.

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Record-Breaking Performance by Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli’s season was nothing short of remarkable. He amassed a staggering 741 runs in just 15 matches, averaging an impressive 61.75.

This included a magnificent century and five well-composed fifties. Additionally, his strike rate of 154.69 was the highest he’s ever achieved in a single IPL season, showcasing a more aggressive approach.

Expressing Gratitude to RCB

Extremely honoured to win the Orange Cap this season,” said Kohli during the post-match presentation. “It was a rollercoaster of a ride. I was really pleased with the way I performed for the team, especially in the latter half, where we needed to win every game to qualify. Thank you everyone for your support,” he added.

Purple Cap Goes to Harshal Patel

While Virat Kohli celebrated his Orange Cap win, his former RCB teammate Harshal Patel bagged his second Purple Cap for the most wickets taken in the tournament. The crafty pacer finished the season with a staggering 24 wickets in 14 matches, boasting an excellent economy rate of 9.73 and an average of 19.87.

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Looking Forward to IPL 2025

Patel, just like Kohli, expressed his gratitude towards his team and family for their unwavering support. He concluded by saying, “Deeply honoured to be presented with the Purple Cap. It’s been a rewarding journey. I want to thank my teammates, coaches and my family. I look forward to the 2025 season.”

While neither RCB nor Patel could reach the ultimate glory, Kolkata Knight Riders’ mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy had a chance to steal the Purple Cap from Patel in the final. However, he could only manage one wicket, falling short of the five needed to surpass Patel’s tally. Nonetheless, his performance helped KKR lift their third IPL title.

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