IPL 2021: Full list of award winners
IPL 2021 has been such an exhilarating and entertaining season. With postpones, resuming, bio bubble due to corona, change of venues and countries, and a ton of ups and downs, IPL 2021 kept us entertaining throughout. The tournament ended last night with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) winning the title. CSK defeated KKR by 27 runs and the season came to an end with some extraordinary and game-changing performances by some players. SportzPoint.com presents you with a list of all the award winners of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 winner: Chennai Super Kings
CSK was the first team to qualify for the playoffs this year. The men in yellow executed the perfect team performance this year and clinched their fourth title last night. Faf du Plessis was awarded the Player of the Match.
Most valuable player of the season: Harshal Patel
The RCB player Harshal Patel is the first-ever most valuable player in the history of IPL with no prior experience in international matches. His performances in this season were exceptional. His game-changing bowling was some crucial reason behind RCB's wins. No wonders why he is the most valuable player this season.
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Orange cap: Ruturaj Gaikwad
With 635 runs in 16 IPL matches including 1 century and 4 half-centuries, Ruturaj Gaikwad became the Orange cap holder this season. The CSK opener stunned everyone with great push in the powerplay and continued his class in middle overs as well. At the last match, he surpassed KL Rahul and became the highest run-scorer this year.
Purple cap: Harshal Patel- 32 wickets
Harshal Patel bagged the Purple cap this year with 32 wickets. The RCB player also is the joint highest wicket-taker ever in IPL alongside Dwayne Bravo in 15 matches. Some of his most memorable knocks a season are the 5 wicket haul against Mumbai Indians and the 4 wicket haul as well.
Power player of the season: Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer is clearly one of the biggest assets of Kolkata Knight Riders. Undoubtedly, one of the finest finds this season, the KKR opener made sure to give a great start to the team every time especially in the finals. It didn't matter for him who is bowling and whether it is spin or pace or yorker or googly, he clearly thrashed all the bowlers.
Maximum Sixes: KL Rahul with 30 sixes
Punjab Kings might have had a disappointing season but their captain KL Rahul had an unbelievable season this year. He was so close to becoming the orange cap holder this year but in the finals, Gaikwad overtook him. KL Rahul ended his IPL 2021 journey with 626 runs before the playoffs but continued to be a part of the orange cap race till the very end of the seaon.
Game changer of the season: Harshal Patel
His skills of picking up crucial wickets in dire situations and rescuing the team from losing justify the reason behind him being the game-changer of IPL 2021.
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Super Striker of the season: Shimron Hetmyer
With a strike rate of 168, Shimron Hetmyer of Delhi Capitals becomes the super striker of the season. He played quite a few good knocks for DC this year.
Catch of the season: Ravi Bishnoi
Good fielding can change the match's fate in no time. And some good fielding always stays in everyone's memory till the last. One such example is Ravi Bishnoi's catch in Ahmedabad. With a full-length dive at deep mid-wicket, Ravi Bishnoi caught Sunil Narine's catch. For this stunning catch, he also achieved the feat of the catch of the season.
Fairplay award: Rajasthan Royals
In IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals won the Paytm Fairplay award for their spirit of the game and following everything better than the other teams.
Emerging player of the season: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Among all the cricketers who joined the IPL in the past few years, Ruturaj Gaikwad unquestionably has the best season this year. He boosted CSK by scoring runs as an opener, kept the momentum up in the middle overs, and also won the Orange Cap at the end of the season. Lastly, he also became the emerging player of IPL 2021.