IPL 2019: Tahir & Warner adjudged the best

Tahir won the purple cap for taking 26 wickets in the tournament. He said, “I am really grateful to Chennai for giving me an opportunity at this age. I just want to keep going and would like to thank my support staff. It’s sad to lose, but credit to Mumbai and they deserve this victory. I am pleased to see all this at a late stage in my life. It is the best league and I have been working hard for very long in my life, it isn’t easy to bowl to the Indian and the overseas players. I love the game and I would love to carry on for as long as I can.”

David Warner was chosen for orange cap. He made 692 runs in 12 matches. In a recorded message, Warner said, “It’s an honour to win the orange cap. We batsmen don’t play this game for awards, we try to win. Big credit to our curators at Hyderabad, they prepare great wickets and feels great to play in front of those crowds. I am privileged to be a part of this tournament, it’s the best league in the world.”

NT Bureau