IPL 2008 Orange Cap winner Australia’s left-handed batsman Shaun Marsh holds a unique record in IPL history that has been held for the last 12 years.
- Shaun Marsh in IPL-1 is Orange Cap winner Marsh’s highest 616 runs off the bat
- Marsh also scored a century in the first IPL season
12 years ago, the organization of IPL, the biggest league of T20 cricket at present, started. In the cricket world, a new platform was being prepared. The first season of IPL saw many historical matches and records. But simply put, season 1 of the IPL was specifically named after Australian left-handed batsman Shaun Marsh. Shaun Marsh did such a unique feat in the IPL of 2008, which is still immortal in the current 12-year history of IPL, no player has broken that record of Marsh. Let’s know about Sean Marsh’s unbreakable record.
The only uncapped player, Sean Marsh, who won the Orange Cap
Kangaroo player Sean Marsh was the Orange Cap winner in IPL-1. Shaun Marsh, playing for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), scored the maximum 616 runs in this debut IPL season. Marsh’s runs were scored during just 11 matches. With this, Marsh had the highest batting average of 68.44 this season. At the same time, Shaun Marsh had also scored 1 century and 5 half-century innings at a strike rate of 139.68.
Now Sean Marsh’s winning the Orange Cap is special and historic because Marsh is the only uncapped batsman in IPL history to win an Orange Cap. That is, before the IPL of 2008, Shaun Marsh did not start playing cricket for Australia’s national team. This is the unique record of Marsh that is still standing in the IPL. After Shaun Marsh, no uncapped batsman has won Orange Cap in these 12 years of IPL. Only after the success of the IPL, Shaun Marsh got a place in the Kangaroo team.
Century in IPL in Marsh’s name
Shaun Marsh’s best innings in IPL-1 was the one in which he scored the highest score of IPL career. The 56th match of IPL 2008 was played between Kings Ilav Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. In this match, Shaun Marsh showed 115 runs in 69 balls, presenting his best form. Shaun Marsh also hit 11 fours and 7 sixes in this century. Due to Marsh’s strong innings, Punjab had achieved victory over Rajasthan by 41 runs. However, Shaun Marsh has not played a single IPL match since 2017.