Kohli created history…became the first Indian to win the Orange Cap for the second time

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Virat Kohli was awarded the Orange Cap Earlier in 2016, Virat had won this title Virat scored the most runs in IPL with 741 runs

New Delhi. IPL 2024 was great for Royal Challengers Bangalore star batsman Virat Kohli. He was the highest run-scorer this season. Kohli played an important role in taking RCB to the playoffs by winning 6 consecutive matches. Kohli scored the most 741 runs in 15 matches. During this, one century and 5 half-centuries came off his bat. Kohli was awarded the Orange Cap. Kohli has become the first Indian to win the Orange Cap for the second time in IPL history. Earlier, he captured the Orange Cap in 2016.

After Virat Kohli, Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad was the second highest run-scorer in this season. Gaikwad scored 583 runs in 14 matches with the help of 1 century and 4 half-centuries. Before Kohli, players like Chris Gayle and David Warner have won the Orange Cap more than once in the IPL. Gayle won the Orange Cap in 2011 while playing for RCB. After this, he retained his title in the next season as well. David Warner won the Orange Cap thrice in 2015, 2017 and 2019 while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Virat scored 973 runs in 2016
Virat Kohli scored 973 runs in 16 matches in the year 2016, which included 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries. Virat's highest score that season was 113 runs. This record of most runs in a season of IPL still remains in Kohli's name. The Indian team management will be happy with the kind of form Virat has shown in the IPL before the T20 World Cup. Kohli is such a cricketer who has the ability to single-handedly change the course of the match in his favor.

Who is given the Orange Cap?
The player who scores the most runs in IPL is given the Orange Cap. He is also given a reward of Rs 10 lakh. Virat's team was knocked out of the tournament after losing to Rajasthan Royals in the playoffs. The team managed to get a playoff ticket with great difficulty. After losing 7 out of 8 matches initially, RCB later entered the playoffs by winning 6 matches in a row.

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