Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul completed the 13th version of the Indian Premier League with the Orange Cap for the primary time in his profession. The achievement was assured after Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan‘s early dismissal within the IPL 2020 remaining towards Mumbai Indians on Tuesday on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium.
Rahul completed the season with 670 runs from 14 video games at a median of 55.83 and a strike price of 129.34 comprising one century and 5 fifties. Rahul confronted risk from Dhawan, who stood 68 runs behind him heading into the finale, however was dismissed for simply 15 off 13 by Jayant Yadav within the fourth over that left him second on the Orange Capt record with 618 runs from 17 video games at 44.14 and a strike price of 144.73, laced with two centuries and 4 fifties.
This was the second time that Rahul amassed greater than 600 runs in a single season, having achieved the feat in 2018 along with his tally of 659 runs. The current tally additionally made him the very best run-getter for KXIP in a single season, surpassing his earlier 2018 document.
Rahul’s KXIP nevertheless failed to achieve the playoffs, having completed sixth on the factors desk with six wins in 14 matches. That they had languished to the underside of the desk with one win from seven matches within the first half of the league, however scripted an inspiring return successful 5 in a row earlier than dropping two back-to-back must-needed wins which affected their probabilities of making the playoffs.
In the meantime, Delhi Capitals speedster Kagiso Rabada completed with Purple Cap having picked 29 wickets in 17 matches this season.