Purple Cap IPL 2024: Khaleel Ahmed retains fifth position after DC’s massive defeat to KKR | Cricket

IPL 2024 Purple Cap: The leader of the Delhi Capitals Khalil Ahmed maintained its position among the top five in the ranking Purple cap race, despite his team’s heavy defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday, in Vizag. Khaleel struck in the 18th over of the first over, removing KKR captain Shreyas Iyer for 18 off 11 balls. He sent a short ball, outside off, which Iyer eventually edged past mid-off for a catch.

Khaleel Ahmed of Delhi Capitals is fifth in the Purple Cap race. (AP)

In the Purple Cap race, Mustafizur Rahman is leading with seven wickets in three matches and is closely followed by Mayank Yadav (six wickets) in second position. Rajasthan Royals spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is third with six wickets, GT Pacer Mohit Sharma (6) is fourth and Khaleel (6) is fifth.

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Despite his wicket, DC and Khaleel were in poor form with the ball in the first innings. Speaking after the match, DC skipper Rishabh Pant said: “We were all over the place (with the ball), we could have done better, and it’s one of those days I feel. As batting unit, we talked about going”

Legacy of the Violet Cap

The Violet Cap in initial loading is probably considered larger than the Orange Cap by many fans. It is more difficult for bowlers to compete with batters in a format where pitches favor the latter. In the history of the tournament, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only cricketer to win this award consecutively. Meanwhile, Harshal Patel and Dwayne Bravo shared the record for most wickets in a single IPL edition. The Indian bowler did it in 2021 and Bravo achieved it in 2013.

Meanwhile, the Purple Cap of the inaugural season was won by Pakistan’s Sohail Tanvir, with 22 wickets. Meanwhile, the next season the tournament was moved to South Africa and RP Singh bettered Tanvir’s tally with 23 wickets. Pragyan Ojha was the second Indian to win the Purple Cap, achieving it in 2010 with 21 dismissals. Lasith Malinga stole the show in 2011 with 28 wickets, followed by South Africa’s Morne Morkel (25) in 2012. India’s Mohit Sharma claimed it in 2014 with 23 wickets, and Bravo got it again in 2015 .

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