IPL 2024: SRH owner Kavya Maran in tears after KKR hammers Hyderabad to win 3rd title


SRH owner Kavya Maran was left in tears after KKR decimated the Pat Cummins-led Hyderabad side to win their third IPL title in a one-sided final that will be remembered for its sheer dominance. At the end of the match, cameras captured a tearful Kavya, who had supported her team passionately throughout the season. Despite SRH's good run, they failed at the final hurdle, against a formidable KKR team who were relentless in their quest for victory. Soon after KKR won the IPL 2024 final, SRH owner Kavya Maran was captured heartbroken in the stands.

Although she was disappointed by her team's abysmal performance in the all-important finale, Kavya showed enormous heart by instantly clapping for her opponent. After losing the toss, KKR produced a clinical effort with the ball to dismiss SRH for 113, the lowest ever total in an IPL title clash. KKR chased down the target of 114 with as many as 57 balls to spare. Venkatesh Iyer was not out with 52 off 26 balls.

KKR captain Shreyas Iyer was seen with a bright smile, carrying a souvenir stump to mark the triumphant moment. The atmosphere in the KKR camp was electric, in stark contrast to the gloomy mood in the SRH dugout. Kavya Maran, SRH owner and passionate supporter throughout the season, was seen in tears, a poignant picture of the night's contrasting emotions. The match saw some stellar performances from KKR's star players, with Sunil Narine standing out. In a heartwarming moment, Narine elevated Gautam Gambhir, KKR's mentor and a figure known for his stoic attitude. Gambhir, in return, beamed with joy, a rare sight that captured the essence of KKR's joyous celebrations.

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The whole team rushes the field in ecstasy and boy, they so deserve this win. One of the greatest team performances of all time in the final and Kolkata simply blew away Hyderabad to win their third Indian T20 League trophy. From start to finish, Kolkata looked in control and once they made those initial forays into the first innings, they never let their opponents breathe for a minute. After being asked to bowl first, Shreyas Iyer looked happy and players like Mitchell Starc and co did a great job from the start. Needing just 114 runs for victory, Sunil Narine fell early but Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit a few boundaries and then Venkatesh Iyer took the bull by the horns and made the Hyderabad bowlers pay. Not even for a minute did Kolkata seem to be under any pressure and they rounded off a great season, finishing top of the group table and now, they have gone the distance too.

Published by:

Saurabh Kumar

Published on:

May 26, 2024

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