Winning ‘Purple’ or ‘Orange’ Cap is inconsequential in the larger context unless a player executes his role to perfection while contributing to team’s cause, feels senior Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
In IPL, the highest scorer in the tournament gets ‘Orange Cap’ and top wicket-taker bags the ‘Purple Cap’ but Ashwin feels that monikers like these are useless until the team 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 said on his YouTube Channel answering to a fan’s query about whether strike-rates are
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