After an exciting two months of 60 matches, 17963 runs, and 652 wickets, we finally got our winning team, Sunrisers Hyderabad. Season nine of the IPL was all about creating new records. Sunrisers Hyderabad won our hearts by acquiring their first Indian Premier League title with an 8 run victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on the underdog of this season, the 29th of May. This was a very interesting IPL season, players were allowed to showcase their talents, and they did that. The players broke many records during this year’s IPL.
Royal Challenger Bangalore’s skipper Virat Kohli was the man in demand this season. The aggressive and powerful Indian batsman single-handedly guided his team to the finals. Taking the IPL by a storm, he scored a total of 973 runs in 16 matches at an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03. Sadly, he could not win the trophy for his team, but he made sure that he got the esteemed orange cap for being the tournament’s highest run-scorer. This season, Virat has set a benchmark that won’t be broken any time soon.
Kohli’s power, consistency, presence of mind, and passion for the game will forever amaze us. The 27-Year-old scored his first T-20 century this year in the IPL. In his innings of 113 against Kings XI Punjab, he became the first batsman to complete 4000 runs in the IPL, a record which no other cricketer has managed to achieve in any other worldwide tournament. IPL history has never perceived such performance before, as no other batsman has ever made such a big total in one season. Apart from his performance as a batsman, his leadership qualities are highly commendable. He manages the team in a dignified and a collected manner, and this assures us that the future of Indian cricket is in safe hands.
Bhuvi-The Brave Young Man
It is believed that the purple cap holder is the bravest soul in the IPL. This is because the purple cap is awarded to players to take wickets in a match format, where the batsmen are always given more importance. The highest wicket-taker is awarded the purple cap. This year the young boy from Meerut, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who notched up 23 wickets in 16 matches with an economy rate of 7.42, was the deserving winner of the purple cap. The right arm swing bowler has a way with the new ball. David Warner, the skipper of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, has termed Bhuvi as a “world-class bowler” and is eager to play as an opposition batsman against this young seamer. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also served as a very crucial death bowler. His impeccable yorkers helped his team contain the batsmen’s runs during the last overs of their matches. He has played a very important role in bringing about the victory for his team. We hope that his magnificent performance in the IPL will earn him a permanent position in the Indian team.
Horizon Of Indian Cricket
Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and some other young players of India are the inspiration for the coming generation. Their performance, zeal, passion, and dedication to this sport make them the real stars of Indian cricket.