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IPL 2020: It’s not about Purple or Orange Cap but contribution towards team’s victory, says R Ashwin

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Winning “Purple” or “Orange” Cap is inconsequential within the bigger context except a participant executes his position to perfection whereas contributing to team’s trigger, feels senior Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

In IPL, the best scorer within the match will get ‘Orange Cap’ and high wicket-taker baggage the ‘Purple Cap’ but Ashwin feels that monikers like these are ineffective till the group wins matches.

“Such numbers don’t matter. Purple and Orange Cap is an eye-wash. It’s about contributing towards victory, playing your roles (in victory),” Ashwin stated on his YouTube Channel answering to a fan’s question about whether or not strike-rates are over-rated and all of the statistical inputs at instances are over-hyped or not.

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Ashwin then gave an instance how a defensive stroke might be the necessity of the hour in sure conditions.

“If you are nine wickets down with 10 runs to get and you might end up playing a defensive shot off the fifth ball of the 19th over. It is as per the need of the team. This is just for analysis,” Ashwin stated whereas discussing with South African nationwide team’s efficiency analyst Prasanna Agoram.

Ashwin feels that “analysis, criticism and praise” runs in parallel and there’s no level in mixing it.

“Enjoy yourself and watch the sport,” he stated. 

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