While Rajasthan Royals lost to Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 final, its players Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal bagged the Orange Cap and Purple Cap, respectively, for scoring the most number of runs and taking the most number of wickets in the season.
Buttler led the run charts with 863 runs in 17 matches, while Chahal topped the tally for more wickets with 27 scalps.
It is only the third time in the history of the IPL that the highest run-scorer and highest wicket-taker of a season have been from the same team.
In 2013, Chennai Super Kings’ Michael Hussey bagged the Orange Cap award with 733 runs, while his teammate Dwayne Bravo clinched the Purple Cap with 32 wickets.
This feat was repeated for the second time in the tournament’s history in IPL 2017, when Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner took the Orange Cap with 641 runs and his teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed the Purple Cap with 26 wickets in the season.