Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 final to clinch their 4th title, after they won in 2010, 2011 & 2018. After being sent to bat first CSK posted a huge total of 192-3 and restricted KKR to 165-9 in 20 overs. From batting to bowling CSK led by MS Dhoni, were dominant throughout the match. Faf du Plessis was named ‘man of the match’ for his 86 runs in 59 balls. While Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja and Josh Hazlewood shone with the ball.
IPL is known for the revelation of young players, it provides a platform, where you can showcase your talent. In this season of IPL 2021, from Venkatesh Iyer to Ruturaj Gaikwad, there are number of players who have stolen the show.
As the IPL 2021 winded up as CSK winning the title, let’s have a look on the individual awards won by the players, such as Orange cap, Purple cap, Player of the series and many more.
Most valuable player of the season: Harshal Patel for his 32 wickets in 15 matches, one 5-wicket haul, one 4-wicket haul
Orange cap: – Ruturaj Gaikwad – 635 runs in 16 games – 1 hundred, 4 fifties.
Purple cap: Harshal Patel – 32 wickets (joint highest ever in IPL with Dwayne Bravo) in 15 games
Power player of the season: Venkatesh Iyer for his powerful performances
Maximum Sixes: KL Rahul with 30 sixes in 13 matches
Game changer of the season: Harshal Patel (32 wickets in 15 matches)
Super striker of the season: – Shimron Hetmyer – strike rate 168
Fairplay award: Rajasthan Royals
List of all records made in IPL 2021
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad became only second player after Robin Uthappa in 2014, to win Orange cap with the IPL winning side.
2. Harshal Patel is the first uncapped Indian player ever to win Orange/Purple cap.
3. Harshal is also third Indian player to win ‘Player of the Series’ after Sachin Tendulkar (2010) and Virat Kohli (2016) in IPL.
4. Faf du Plessis became only 5th overseas player to win ‘man of the match’ in final, after Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Shane Watson, and Trent Boult.
5. Ambati Rayudu has won his 5th IPL trophy as a player and joined an elite company of Rohit Sharma (6) and Kieron Pollard (5), to win five or, more times.
6. CSK received Rs 20 crores as winning prize.
7. KKR received a cheque of 12.5 crore, as the runner-up of IPL 2021
From next season, BCCI has announced the addition of two extra IPL teams and a mega auction will take place before IPL 2022.