Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals has remarked that Gujarat Titans are the deserving champions of IPL 2022 after his side lost the final by 7 wickets on Sunday. Buttler, who finished with a total of 863 runs this year, deservedly won the player of the tournament award, as well as the orange cap.
Gujarat Titans (GT) have completed their first season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the best possible scenario. On Sunday night at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, they beat Rajasthani Royals (RR) by seven wickets to secure the title. After Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to strike, the Titans bowling unit, led by Hardik, limited the Royals to 130/9. Then Shubman Gill (45* on 43 balls), David Miller (32* on 19 balls) and Hardik (34 on 30) stepped up at bat to get the job done in 18.1 overs.
It was a one-sided IPL final, largely due to Joe ButtlerThe sending off against the run of play. Buttler hit 39 from 34 balls and was about to start before cutting Hardik for Wriddhiman Saha in the 13th above, which changed the course of the contest. The Englishman, however, ended up winning the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, as well as the orange cap. His incredible tally of 863 runs came at a strike rate of 149.05.
Speaking at the post-match presentation, Buttler expressed his disappointment at not winning the title. However, he also praised the Titans calling them “deserving champions”.
“Exceeded all my expectations other than today – the trophy we really wanted. Disappointed with that. Congratulations to Hardik and the team. Deserving champions,” Buttler said during the after-show presentation. match.
“My goals are to play my part for the team and try to react on the day in terms of what the game asks me to do. In good teams you have a lot of trust in everyone. We “We have huge faith in everyone in our team. Very grateful to have the opportunity to play today. Disappointed – it’s only natural. I’ve lost a lot of finals in my career, unfortunately.”
Buttler will now return to England to start preparing for their home series against New Zealand.
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