IPL 2018 Awards :
Sunil Narine | MVP (pre-recorded): Unfortunately I couldn’t be there as our team were knocked out. Really wish we were in the finals. It has been a successful journey with the bat and ball. I would like to continue it and I really wish I could be there to collect the award.
Williamson wins the Orange cap with 735 runs. He’ll be interviewed as the runners-up captain in a few moments. Hang on.
Andrew Tye — 24 wickets to boast — Purple cap (pre-recorded): I accept the purple cap with great honour. India’s been a great place with a lot of memories to take home. Unfortunately our team couldn’t make it to the finals but we’ll try hard to get back next year.
Stylish Player of the Season – Rishabh Pant — He mints another 1000 grand
Super Striker of the Season: Sunil Narine – Well he isn’t here too. His pyrotechnics are etched in our memories though.
Perfect Catch of the Season – Trent Boult — Well he’s gone back, Rishabh Pant collects on his behalf. A brilliant athletic back-peddling catch by the Black Cap.
IPL Fairplay award – Mumbai Indians — Aditya Tare collects
Rishabh Pant | Emerging player of the season: I enjoyed the whole tournament; but it didn’t go well for the team though. When you play a lot of matches you get confidence and that helps me and the team. Last year I was trying to hit a lot of sixes, but in this season I’ve stopped my instincts from taking over.
Pitch and ground award – Punjab Cricket Association (For grounds who’ve hosted less than seven matches)
Pitch and ground award – Cricket Association of Bengal (For those grounds who’ve hosted seven matches or more)
Shane Watson | MoM: It’s been a special season to be honest. To get a special season especially after the last season with RCB. It means a lot to be with a franchise like CSK. After those first ten balls I was only hoping to catch up to at least a run-a-ball. Bhuvi is really good with the new ball and was lucky to get the opportunity to catch up. It was good that I got a couple of boundaries to hit and get on par to take it from there. The good thing is that I wouldn’t be playing for the next three-four months; feels great. It gives me plenty of time to recover. Throughout the back end of the tournament I was hanging on for dear life, Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni have been looking after me really well and I am really glad to contribute like I did tonight.
Right, the real presentations coming your way. There are over ten dignitaries on the stage waiting to give out awards .. it’s a long night. Simon Doull to take us through.
IPL 2018 Awards :