Australian pacer and part of the Kings XI Punjab team in the IPL, Andrew Tye broke down in a chat after he bagged the Purple Cap.
In the fixture between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, RR won the toss and chose to bat first. It was fast bowler Andre Tye who drew first blood by dismissing opposition Captain Ajinkya Rahane. As Rahane walked back, the Aussie kissed his armband in elation. This crunch wicket opened the flood gates for Rajasthan and they could never really stamp their authority on the match.
My heart broke when Andrew Tye started crying— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) May 8, 2018
His grandmother passed away and it's never easy to stay strong when you lose someone that is close to you.
A salute to Tye's courage and what an amazing performance with the ball. #RRvKXIP pic.twitter.com/8JIqmahPNt
Tye went on to take three more wickets to end with impressive figures of 4-34-4. A notable thing was that each time he got a wicket, he planted a gentle kiss on his armband. However, there was another side to this story which was revealed later.
In the innings break when Tye was presented with the Purple Cap for being the leading wicket taker in the league, he could no longer conceal his emotions.
Listen in to what the emotional Tye had to say (no visuals):
The 31-year-old has clinched 16 wickets this season in 10 IPL matches till now at an economy of 7.77. With a bowling average of 19.43, Tye is the leading wicket taker in IPL 2018.
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