IPL 2019 Award Winners – The Mumbai Indians and the prestigious Indian Premier League trophy! The two things have been going hand in hand ever since the inception of the expansive tournament and the Indians showed why yet again. A side built on extreme perseverance and diligence; MI showed immense fighting spirit to keep putting their best foot forward.
In the end, it wasn’t just the Mumbai Indians who bore the fruits of their unnerving efforts, but a plethora of other star performers as well. As is the tradition in the Indian Premier League, the tournament recognises exceptional and word class performances across its 51 days and 60 matches. And the IPL 2019 awards ceremony was graced with some scrumptious performers, true rapturous showings which lit up the tournament.
Let’s check out the complete list of IPL 2019 Award Winners
IPL 2019 Winners: Mumbai Indians, Rs.20 crores
Erupting in boisterous celebrations at the conclusion of the prize distributions, the Indians took home not only the glistening trophy but a massive payday of Rs.20 crores for their tremendous efforts across 16 matches also.
Second Place: Chennai Super Kings, Rs.12.5 crores
The fourth time they faced MI this season, the fourth time they were trounced by the eventual winners. In the end, CSK endured a torrid time at the hands of their worst opponents in the tournament. The second-place finish wasn’t without rewards though with the side winnings Rs.12.5 crores for their efforts.
IPL 2019 Award Winners
Returning to the tournament for the Sunrisers Hyderabad after a year’s ban due to a ball tampering incident, Warner ensured that Kane Williamson wasn’t missed too much by SRH. Despite paying at least 2 matches fewer than the other contenders, Warner’s 692 runs from 12 matches in the opening slot were unmatched by anyone else to emerge as the highest run-getter for the season.
The closest and feistiest fought award in the premier league, this was decided on the culminating day of the tournament. With Delhi Capital’s pacer, Kagiso Rabada being recalled by South Africa owing to a back injury amongst a congested world cup schedule, Imran Tahir took the chance he was given to move up the ranks.
His two wickets in the final against the Mumbai Indians eventfully proved to be enough in the end to see him win the purple cap. With 26 wickets in 63 overs, he became the spinner with the most scalps in a single season of the tournament.
IPL 2019 Award Winners
Man of the Match, MI Vs CSK Final: Jasprit Bumrah
Traversing the difficult course to see the Indians emerge out on top when the final ball was bowled, the tournament was a testament to the pristine work ethic Bumrah has put in over the last year. His 2-14 in the final was a momentous performance, an excellent showing in which he single handidly saw his side emerge as winners. His 8 runs in the 16th and 19th over were a mercurial effort, one that saw the Indians stretch out and all but touch the trophy.
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Very happy,” Bumrah said. “We know finals can be close, so wanted to stay calm. Winning fourth title for Mumbai makes me very happy. Today I was surprisingly very calm. Wasn’t panicking, just focusing on the next ball. Doesn’t help taking extra pressure, instead I back my skills.”
Most Valuable Player: Andre Russell, Rs.10 lakhs
He came well with both the bat and ball in the first half of the season, taking apart bowlers with ease. His quick innings mesmerised the IPL faithful with bowlers going unscarred, innings in the lower middle-order which left bowlers obliterated and cleaned out. He won Rs.10 lakhs for the award which was collected by Shubman Gill at the award ceremony.
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Super Striker of the Season: Andre Russel, Rs.1 lakh
For his clean hitting efforts that saw him strike the ball at a strike rate of 204.8, Andre Russel took this prize as well along with another Rs.1 lakh and a car.
Emerging Player of the Season
The award went to Shubman Gill after he delivered in the closing stages of the colossal tournament. Not getting enough time to build an innings after coming in at number 3 or 4 in the first 10 matches, Gill was subsequently promoted to the opening slot. Given time to play his shots from the onset of the match proved to be fruitful with him ending the tournament with 3 50s and Rs.10 lakhs.
Perfect Catch of the Season: Kieron Pollard
Won the award and Rs.1 lakh for his effort at far point off Suresh Raina which had seen him latch onto a ball that was taking no time in finding its way to the fence.
Stylish Player of the Season: KL Rahul
His decadent innings served no purpose to his franchisee but they could him the individual award. With a second-place finish in the orange cap list, he won the stylish player of the season.
IPL 2019 Award Winners
Fairplay Award: Sunrisers Hyderabad
The only reward to have no cash prize, the Sunrisers Hyderabad were given a trophy for maintaining the best decorum throughout the season and upholding the laws of the game. The fact they did it in 15 matches as well bodes well for the unit.
Pitch and Ground Award
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) received the Pitch and Ground awards, a befitting win for two of the best quality venues in this tournament. Not only were the surfaces time and time again on the money for cricket, ones where the runs poured at will but the stadiums indulged the spectators in a true cricketing experience.