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Why Riyan Parag got Orange Cap while Virat Kohli has scored same runs in IPL 2024? Explained

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Riyan Parag’s outstanding performance in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has earned him the coveted Orange Cap, despite being tied on runs with Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)’s Virat Kohli.

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In a dominant display, Rajasthan Royals secured a commanding victory over the Mumbai Indians, becoming only the second team, after KKR, to win away from home this season. The six-wicket triumph with 27 balls to spare propelled RR back to the top of the points table.

Riyan Parag was one of the big reason behind the team’s successful chase of 126 runs. Parag came to the pitch when Rajasthan Royals were reduced to 2 wickets for 42 runs. 6 runs later, Jos Buttler also lost his wicket, putting all the pressure on Riyan Parag, who scored 54 runs in 39 balls to guide his team to victory.

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With that, Riyan Parag also equaled Virat Kohli at the top of most run scorer in IPL 2024 so far with 181 runs. He was also awarded the Orange Cap post match, but why did Riyan Parag got the Orange Cap despite scoring same run as Virat Kohli?

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Parag’s higher strike rate of 160.17 compared to Kohli’s 141.40 places him ahead in the leaderboard. Additionally, Parag’s impressive tally of 12 sixes surpasses Kohli’s 7, further solidifying his claim to the Orange Cap.

Meanwhile, reflecting on his journey, Parag acknowledged his past struggles in the IPL and emphasized the importance of returning to the drawing board during tough times. His dedication to practice and preparation, even in challenging scenarios, underscores his commitment to improvement. Notably, Parag’s family support, with his mom present at the match, adds a heartwarming touch to his post-match reflections.