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Kavya Maran in tears as SRH loses IPL final to KKR, rejects consolation in heartrending scene

After SRH lost to KKR in the IPL 2024 Final, Kavya Maran was unable to contain her emotions.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 26th 2024 11:23 PM
Kavya Maran in tears as SRH loses IPL final to KKR, rejects consolation in heartrending scene

Kavya Maran in tears as SRH loses IPL final to KKR, rejects consolation in heartrending scene

PTC News Desk: The Kolkata Knight Riders won their third IPL title with a dominant performance, defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. With SRH limited to just 113 runs, KKR dominated the game and reached the mark in just 10.3 overs in Chennai.

With the lowest score ever in an IPL final, SRH's performance in the championship game was dismal. They smashed the previous record recorded by Chennai Super Kings after being bowled out for just 113 in 18.3 overs. SRH unable to form any meaningful partnerships during their innings.


Kavya Maran, the owner of SRH, witnessed every game played by the team this season and was overcome with emotion after the team's heartbreaking loss. Kavya initially cheered the side on for their effort, but then she turned around and started crying, rejecting the comforting attempts of those around her.

Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head, the team's two great openers, were out of the game after just two overs, making SRH's performance appalling. After six overs and with Rahul Tripathi out for nine during the Powerplay, SRH was in serious trouble at 41/3.

There was not much resistance from the middle and lower order. Heinrich Klaasen scored 16 runs, but Abdul Samad (4) and Shahbaz Ahmed (8) could not raise the score. The innings ended with SRH scoring 113, the lowest score ever by a side batting first in an IPL final.

The chase by KKR was simple. In the Powerplay, they scored 75/1, effectively winning the game. Venkatesh Iyer and Rahmanullah Gurbaz continued their aggressive batting despite losing Sunil Narine early. In just 9.4 overs, KKR achieved the objective, while Venkatesh Iyer also scored an undefeated half-century.

The other man standing unbeaten at the other end was Shreyas Iyer.

KKR's third IPL championship

The team has not won an IPL championship in ten years, with Gautam Gambhir serving as captain in 2014. It's interesting to note that Gambhir rejoined KKR as the team's mentor prior to this season.

- With inputs from agencies

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