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SRH Owner Kavya Maran Praises Players Despite IPL 2024 Final Defeat, Expresses Heartfelt Thanks
By CricShots - May 28, 2024 12:32 pm
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The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise made significant strides in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, showing marked improvement from their performance in the previous year. Under the new leadership of Pat Cummins as skipper, SRH demonstrated exceptional skills and resilience throughout the tournament, ultimately reaching the final match.

Kavya Maran
Kavya Maran thanks SRH players

However, despite their valiant efforts, they fell short at the final hurdle against the formidable Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). SRH’s journey to the IPL 2024 final was commendable. They finished second in the standings, securing their spot in the crucial Qualifier 2, where they showcased their talent and determination.

Nevertheless, in the grand finale, KKR outperformed them, securing their third IPL title with a commanding display. Following this heartbreaking defeat, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s owner, Kavya Maran, went viral for her heartfelt and gracious response, captured in a widely shared clip where she congratulated her team for an outstanding season and expressed deep gratitude for their efforts.

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In her emotional address, Kavya Maran said, “You all have made us so proud. I had to come here and tell you that you have redefined the way we play T20 cricket, and everyone is talking about us. The off-day had to happen today, but really, good job. All of you with the bat and the ball, thank you so much. Even though we finished last in 2023, I think all the fans came out in huge numbers because of the potential you guys had. Everyone is talking about us; even if KKR won, everyone is still talking about us.”

Her words resonated with fans and players alike, highlighting the team’s growth and the positive impact they had on the league. The IPL 2024 final was a high-stakes clash that began with SRH opting to bat first after winning the toss. Unfortunately, their innings got off to a shaky start with early dismissals of Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head.

Despite the setbacks, Aiden Markram and Pat Cummins contributed 20 and 24 runs, respectively, helping SRH to a modest total of 113 runs in their innings. In response, KKR’s run chase was almost flawless. Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz set the tone with a solid 39 runs off 32 deliveries, while Venkatesh Iyer played a brilliant knock, scoring 52 runs off just 26 balls.

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SRH’s combined efforts ensured KKR’s victory by eight wickets, leading to a jubilant celebration as they lifted their third IPL title.  Their journey through the IPL 2024 season, culminating in a final appearance, showcased their remarkable transformation and determination. Despite the final’s outcome, their performances earned them widespread acclaim and set a strong foundation for future successes in the league.