IPL 2020: It isn’t about Purple or Orange Cap however contribution in direction of crew’s victory, says R Ashwin


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File picture of R Ashwin (left).

Profitable “Purple” or “Orange” Cap is inconsequential within the bigger context except a participant executes his function to perfection whereas contributing to crew’s trigger, feels senior Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

In IPL, the best scorer within the event will get ‘Orange Cap’ and prime wicket-taker luggage the ‘Purple Cap’ however Ashwin feels that monikers like these are ineffective till the crew wins matches.

“Such numbers do not matter. Purple and Orange Cap is an eye-wash. It is about contributing in direction of victory, taking part in your roles (in victory),” Ashwin mentioned on his YouTube Channel answering to a fan’s question about whether or not strike-rates are over-rated and all of the statistical inputs at occasions are over-hyped or not.

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Ashwin then gave an instance how a defensive stroke may very well be the necessity of the hour in sure conditions.

“In case you are 9 wickets down with 10 runs to get and also you would possibly find yourself taking part in a defensive shot off the fifth ball of the 19th over. It’s as per the necessity of the crew. That is only for evaluation,” Ashwin mentioned whereas discussing with South African nationwide crew’s efficiency analyst Prasanna Agoram.

Ashwin feels that “evaluation, criticism and reward” runs in parallel and there’s no level in mixing it.

“Take pleasure in your self and watch the game,” he mentioned. 

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