The fate of the Orange Cap got decided in the final between the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, going for KL Rahul. Kings XI Punjab KL Rahul was outstanding with the bat throughout the season, responding with 670 runs at 55.83 in 14 matches. Unfortunately, KL Rahul was not there to accept the award; hence, Mumbai Indians’ all-rounder and his close friend Hardik Pandya took on his behalf.
Delhi Capitals’ opener Shikhar Dhawan remained within sights of the Orange Cap as he needed only 68 runs to surpass Rahul’s 670. However, Shikhar Dhawan managed only 15 runs as off-spinner Jayant Yadav claimed his wicket by dislodging the stumps. The southpaw could get to only 618 runs. The Capitals also lost the final as Mumbai Indians reached their total of 156 with five wickets to spare.
Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab’s IPL 2020 campaign could not go as planned; however, their captain was in red-hot form almost till their 14th match. KL Rahul slammed the highest score of the tournament when he smoked an unbeaten 132 off 69 deliveries against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Along with a solitary hundred, the 28-year old also managed five half-centuries at a strike rate of 129.34.
“I got to learn a lot about being a leader this tournament” : KL Rahul
KL Rahul thanked all their supporters and felt delighted to have the Orange Cap; however, wished that they could have gone further in the tournament. Nevertheless, the Karnataka batsman was glad to learn plenty about being a leader and supervise his players.
“A big thank you to all the supporters. Winning the orange cap feels nice, but it would’ve been nicer if we had gone further in the tournament. However I got to learn a lot about being a leader this tournament,” Rahul said in an interview.