"Orange Cap can't win you IPL..."- Ambati Rayudu insults Virat Kohli on winning Orange Cap in IPL 2024

Virat Kohli: Kolkata Knight Riders ended up winning the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League, and they did it in grand fashion. Shreyas Iyer and his team thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad at Chepauk Stadium on Sunday to win their third IPL title. It was their first title since 2014. With this, Shreyas also became the fifth Indian captain to lift an IPL trophy and the second KKR captain after Gautam Gambhir.

Well, it was a fantastic tournament that will be remembered for some amazing numbers. After the win, various awards were given to the players who performed exceptionally well in the competition. Virat Kohli was one of them. The former RCB captain was the best batter in the IPL 2024, and he ended up scoring the most runs. There was a difference of 158 runs between him and the second-ranked batter on the table.

IPL 2024: Ambati Rayudu insults Virat Kohli for winning Orange Cap.

Virat Kohli showed a different version of himself in the IPL 2024, where he was taking more risks. He scored 741 runs in just 15 innings at a strike rate of 154.69 and an average of 61.75. He hit 38 sixes, which is the most for him in one season. He also slammed one century and five fifties. As a result, he was awarded the Orange Cap. It was the second instance for him to win the Orange Cap in the IPL, and he became the first Indian to do so. However, Ambati Rayudu, who has been in the news for targeting RCB and Virat Kohli for the past few days, made another insulting statement.

After KKR’s win, Rayudu lauded Shreyas Iyer and his men and took an indirect dig at Virat Kohli. The former CSK star highlighted the importance of a team’s effort in winning trophies and said that individual brilliance like Orange Cap can’t win the title. He said, “Over the years, it is not the orange cap that wins you the titles but contributions like 300 runs each or 400 runs each.”

Notably, RCB edged past Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling win, which helped them qualify for the playoffs. After that game, CSK were eliminated, and their dream of defending the title was shattered. However, RCB lost Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals and got knocked out. After that, Rayudu trolled RCB with a video clip of him and CSK players after winning the fifth title. That didn’t go well with the RCB fans, and they trolled him back. But it seems like Rayudu is still not happy with RCB and taking an indirect dig at them.