After winning Orange Cap in IPL 2024, Virat Kohli becomes first Indian cricketer in history to achieve this feat

Published - 26 May 2024, 08:35 PM

Virat Kohli wins Orange Cap for IPL 2024
Virat Kohli wins Orange Cap for IPL 2024 [PC: X]

Virat Kohli has all but won the Orange Cap for the 17th season of the Indian Premier League. The right-handed batsman finished his campaign in IPL 2024 as the leading run-scorer and no batter has managed to even get close to his run tally let alone going past him.

The right-handed batsman's season ended with Royal Challengers Bengaluru's defeat in the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals earlier this week. Virat Kohli finished his season with an impressive 741 runs from 15 games with the help of one century and two half-centuries. No other player has managed to even touch the 600-run mark this season.

The only player who could have got close to his tally was Travis Head as he had two more games to play after Kohli's campaign ended. However, the Australian batter failed to score big in the second qualifier before being dismissed for a duck in the ongoing final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Head finished his campaign with 567 runs.

Ruturaj Gaikwad is at the second spot in the list with 583 runs followed by Riyan Parag who has scored 573 runs. Head and Sanju Samson complete the top five.

Most runs in IPL 2024:

PLAYER MAT INNS NO RUNS HS AVG BF SR 100 50 4S 6S
Virat Kohli 15 15 3 741 113* 61.75 479 154.69 1 5 62 38
Ruturaj Gaikwad 14 14 3 583 108* 53 413 141.16 1 4 58 18
Riyan Parag 16 14 3 573 84* 52.09 384 149.21 0 4 40 33
Travis Head 14 14 1 567 102 43.62 295 192.2 1 4 64 32
Sanju Samson 16 15 4 531 86 48.27 346 153.46 0 5 48 24

Virat Kohli scripts history:

Virat Kohli has added yet another feather to his already illustrious cap by becoming the first-ever Indian player to win the Orange Cap twice. The former India and RCB skipper had won the award for the first time in 2016 when he scored a record 973 runs with the help of four centuries.

Orange Cap winners list:

Season Player Matches Runs
2008 Shaun Marsh (KXIP) 11 616
2009 Matthew Hayden (CSK) 12 572
2010 Sachin Tendulkar (MI) 15 618
2011 Chris Gayle (RCB) 12 608
2012 Chris Gayle (RCB) 15 733
2013 Michael Hussey (CSK) 16 733
2014 Robin Uthappa (KKR) 16 660
2015 David Warner (SRH) 14 562
2016 Virat Kohli (RCB) 16 973
2017 David Warner (SRH) 14 641
2018 Kane Williamson (SRH) 17 735
2019 David Warner (SRH) 12 692
2020 KL Rahul (KXIP) 14 670
2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) 16 635
2022 Jos Buttler (RR) 17 863
2023 Shubman Gill (GT) 17 890
2024 Virat Kohli (RCB) 15 741