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The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League is done and dusted with the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Kolkata Knight Riders lifting the IPL trophy for the third time after they defeated the SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2024 final at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.

In this article, we will look at the big updates around the IPL 2024 that took place on Sunday, May 26.

Major events around IPL that happened on May 26

Kolkata demolish Hyderabad by 8 wickets in 10.3 overs to win 3rd IPL title

Kolkata Knight Riders concluded a dominant season to win IPL 2024 after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the final. With this victory, Kolkata also took home their third IPL title after triumphs in 2012 and 2014. The SRH batting collapsed in the first inning as they were bundled out for 113-10 in 18.3 overs with Andre Russell registering 3-23 in only 2.3 overs and Mitchell Starc picked two wickets in 3 overs after giving just 14 runs. After losing Sunil Narine cheaply, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ventakesh Iyer put forth a 91-run stand which won the game for Kolkata.

IPL 2024 Awards: Complete list of winners in the 17th edition of IPL

As the curtain falls on the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) finally ended their trophy drought and clinched their third title.  Here is the list of individual award winners from the IPL 2024 season:

  • Orange Cap: Virat Kohli (741 runs in 15 innings)
  • Purple Cap: Harshal Patel (24 wickets in 14 matches)
  • IPL Emerging Player of the Season: Nitish Kumar Reddy
  • Electric Striker of the Tournament: Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Most Valuable Player of the Season: Sunil Narine
  • Most 4s Award: Travis Head (64 Boundaries)
  • Super Sixes of the Season: Abhishek Sharma 
  • Catch of the Tournament: Ramandeep Singh

Kavya Maran spotted crying after KKR defeat SRH by 8 wickets in IPL 2024 final

As the SunRisers Hyderabad suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the IPL 2024 final, SRH owner Kavya Maran got extremely emotional as she couldn't hold back her tears reacting to the result. SRH played brilliant cricket to reach the grand finale but were demolished by the now three-time champions.

SRK hands blank cheque to Gautam Gambhir to stay at KKR amid India head coach vacancy: Reports

The co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, Shah Rukh Khan, has reportedly handed a blank cheque to the team mentor Gautam Gambhir to stay in his role for 10 years amidst rumours of him filling India’s head coach vacancy. As per the latest development, the BCCI has contacted Gautam Gambhir to apply for the head coach role of the Indian cricket team, and he is keen to take up the offer.