Introduced on 25 April, 2008, the Orange Cap is presented to the leading run scorer in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was introduced a week after the start of the inaugural season of the IPL. The batsman with most runs in the tournament during the course of the season would wear the Orange Cap while fielding.
The overall leading run-scorer at the conclusion of the tournament winning the actual Orange Cap award on the day of the season’s final. Brendon McCullum became the first player to wear the Orange Cap, and Shaun Marsh became the first winner of the award.