Bangalore, May 31: Will the curse of the Orange Cap be lifted at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium tomorrow?
This is one question many fans will be eagerly looking forward to get the answer to when Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab clash in the IPL 7 final on Sunday.
Never in the history of Indian Premier League, the winner of Orange Cap has gone on to pick up the trophy in the same season.
This year, the Orange Cap (highest run scorer of the league) is firmly placed on KKR's opening batsman Robin Uthappa. With 655 runs and closest rival Glenn Maxwell of KXIP 103 runs away, it is highly unlikely that Uthappa will lose the honour tomorrow.
So, it is a not a good omen for KKR and Uthappa that he is holding onto the Orange Cap.
Ask Shaun Marsh, Matthew Hayden, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle and Michael Hussey about the jinx which they never failed to break.
All these batsmen picked up the Orange Cap honours but failed to secure the trophy.
Bangalore boy Uthappa will be hoping to end this trend and become the first batsman in IPL history to make it a double of Orange Cap and the silverware.
The answer to this will be known tomorrow night in Bangalore.
Previous Orange Cap winners in IPL
2008: Shaun Marsh (KXIP) 616 runs
2009: Matthew Hayden (CSK) 572 runs
2010: Sachin Tendulkar (MI) 618 runs
2011: Chris Gayle (RCB) 608 runs
2012: Gayle 733 runs
2013: Michael Hussey (CSK) 733 runs