List of Orange Cap (Most Runs) Holders all season IPL (2008 – 2016)
Cricket is always a leading game in India and IPL adds extra brownie points to it. The biggest platform where cricket meets entertainment, IPL introduced orange cap in 2008, after a week of the inauguration of the league. Then chairman of IPL Mr. Lalit Modi said, the batsman who will score maximum runs in the entire season will receive an orange cap award at the end of the game.
The first orange cap winner
The first ever Orange Cap winner in IPL 2008 was Brendon McCullum. He used to play for the Kolkata team namely Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored 158 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match for which he was awarded with the Orange Cap for the first time. But unfortunately he didn’t win the orange cap award at the end of the first season.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2008
Shaun Marsh had won the Orange Cap award in 2008 IPL. He was an ace batsman played for Kings XI Punjab and scored maximum runs in the entire season. He scored 616 after playing 11 matches in that season. Shaun Marsh is an Australian left handed batsman who is called SOS i.e., son of swampy, who used to be an ace cricketer too.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2009
In the second season of IPL, in 2009 the orange cap award went to another Australian batsman Matthew Hayden. He was playing, then for the Chennai Super Kings under the captain MS Dhoni. Hayden is a left hander opening batsman from Australia. In the 2009 IPL, he scored 572 runs in total after playing 12 matches in the entire season. Though Deccan Chargers won the final cup, but Matthew took the top scorer award.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2010
Said to be the God of the cricket, Sachin Tendulkar won the Orange cap award in 2010. He was playing for Mumbai Indians and was the captain then when he scored 618 in total after playing 15 matches in the 3rd season of the Indian Premier League 2010. The winning team Chennai Super Kings beat the MI team in the finals and earned the trophy but Sachin didn’t fail to win the top scorer award.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2011
In 2011 IPL Chris Gayle is the name that stole the Orange Cap award by scoring 608 runs in the entire series. He was playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first time. He started his IPL career with Kolkata team and joined RCB in this year only. Though his team lost the final against Chennai and lost the trophy but he got the best batsman award at the end.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2012
Twice in a row for Gayle who had won the orange cap award in 2012 too after 2011. He scored 733 in the entire series. He was playing for RCB. He played 15 matches total to score 733.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2013
Michael Hussey, the Australian test cricketer who had taken a life time break from test cricket in 2012, had won the Orange Cap award in 2013 for the team Chennai Super Kings. The batsman scored 733 after playing 16 matches in the entire season. He played the finals but unfortunately could not win the trophy against Mumbai.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2014
Robin Uthappa was the winner of orange cap in 2014 IPL season. The batsman played for Kolkata Knight Riders’ team that won the IPL season7 trophy by beating Kings XI Punjab in the finals. Robin, the right handed batsman scored 660 in the entire tournament and won the orange cap award at along with the final trophy in 2014.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2015
In 2015, the captain of the team Sun Risers Hyderabad, David Warner grabbed the Orange Cap award at the end of the season by scoring 562 runs. He played 14 matches in total in IPL season 8. Though the team could not make it to the finale but the left hander opening batsman from Australia had become the highest scorer of the season.
Orange Cap (Most Runs) Winner of IPL 2016
This year it was the one and only Virat Kohli who stole the season. The right handed cricketer, Kohli has scored 973 runs in 16 matches. This score is not only the highest in this season but till now it is the highest runs any batsman had scored in all the IPL seasons. Unfortunately RCB was lost the finals against Hyderabad but Virat didn’t fail to win the hearts of the million people.
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