IPL 2023: The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League ended with a fairytale finish. Eventually, it was MS Dhoni and his team that beat Gujarat Titans by five wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium to clinch their fifth IPL title. Chennai Super Kings clinched a nail-biting win to win the IPL 2023 and give a fitting end to probably the best IPL edition in history.
GT batted first and posted the highest total in the IPL final, making 214/4 in the first inning. The rain stopped the game after the first three balls in the second inning. The game started again, and CSK had a target of 171 runs to chase in 15 overs. They did a pretty good job and went on to chase the target on the very last ball of the game. Devon Conway won the “Man of the Match” award in the final for his 25-ball 47.
After the game, a number of awards were distributed, with CSK getting the winner’s cheque, while GT ended as runners-up with a healthy amount. Apart from this, a number of players were also awarded for their individual brilliance in the tournament. So here we will look at the awards and prize money distributed after the game.
IPL 2023: List of Awards and Prize Money distributed after the final game
1. Winner: Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni and his men have now won five IPL titles and equaled the Mumbai Indians with the joint-most IPL championships. Apart from the IPL trophy, CSK also won a cash prize of INR 20 crore.
2. Runners-up: Gujarat Titans – GT were unfortunate that they ended up on the losing side and couldn’t defend their title. Gujarat ended the season as runners-up. They also received a cash prize of INR 12.5 crore.
3. Orange Cap : Shubman Gill – Shubman Gill ended the season with the most runs in the tournament. In fact, he scored the second-most runs by a batter in an IPL season, only behind Virat Kohli (973 runs in 2016). Gill scored 890 runs at an average and strike rate of 59.33 and 157.80, respectively, with three centuries and four half-centuries. He won the “Orange Cap” with a cash prize of INR 10 lakh.
4. Purple Cap : Mohammed Shami – Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami (GT) ended the season with the most wickets. He took one wicket more than Rashid Khan and Mohit Sharma, who took 27 wickets each. Shami took 28 wickets with two four-wicket hauls. He won “Purple Cap” with a cash prize of INR 10 lakh.
5. Emerging Player of the Season : Yashasvi Jaiswal – RR’s opener, Yashasvi Jaiswal, was at his absolute best and won the “Emerging Player of the Season” award. He scored 625 runs in 14 innings at an average of 48.08 and a strike rate of 163.61. Jaiswal also smashed the fastest IPL half-century off 13 balls and won a cash prize of INR 10 lakh.
List of Awards and Prize Money in tournament
|1||Winners||Chennai Super Kings||20 Crore|
|2||Runners up||Gujarat Titans||12.5 Crore|
|3||Emerging Player of the Year||Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR)||10 Lakh|
|4||Orange Cap||Shubman Gill (GT)||10 Lakh|
|5||Purple Cap||Mohammed Shami (GT)||10 Lakh|
|6||Super Striker of the season||Glenn Maxwell (RCB)||10 Lakh|
|7||Most Valuable player of the season||Shubman Gill (GT)||10 Lakh|
|8||Game Changer of the season||Shubman Gill (GT)||10 Lakh|
|9||Most fours of the season||Shubman Gill (GT)||10 Lakh|
|10||Longest six of the season||Faf du Plessis (RCB)||10 Lakh|
|11||Catch of the Season||Rashid Khan (GT)||10 Lakh|
|12||Best Pitch and Ground of the season||Wankhede and Eden Gardens||10 Lakh|