No one gave them an opportunity however Gujarat Titans, bucking all pre-tournament predictions, shocked everybody by lifting the IPL 2022 title in a dream maiden season after a seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals within the ultimate in Ahmedabad on Sunday (Could 29).
Gujarat’s highly-rated bowling assault, led by skipper Hardik Pandya (3/17) himself, restricted a formidable Rajasthan Royals batting unit to 130 for 9 after dropping the toss.
Shubman Gill’s large six off Obed McCoy’s bowling helped debutants Gujarat Titans win the ultimate by seven wickets to bag the maiden IPL title. Gill remained unbeaten 45 and Miller scored an unbeaten 32 off 19 balls as GT chased the goal in simply 18.1 overs.
Notably, after successful the ultimate, GT drew an fascinating parallel of their IPL 2022 victory with India’s historic win within the 2011 World Cup 12 years in the past at dwelling.
Quantity jerseyFinishing with a Gary and Nehraji celebrating Beating Sanga and Malinga’s staff
The place have we seen this earlier than? pic.twitter.com/lF8mHajQLw
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) Could 29, 2022
Curiously, Shubman Gill who was carrying the No 7 jersey for Gujarat Titans, completed the match with a six, thus reminding followers of MS Dhoni, who additionally donned the jersey with the identical quantity and completed the 2011 World Cup ultimate with a six on the Wankhede Stadium.
Furthermore, Ashish Nehra and Gary Kirsten had been a part of the India successful squad again then, whereas Kumar Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga, who had been a part of the Sri Lanka staff, ended up on the dropping facet.
Identical was the case on Sunday, as Nehra and Kirsten, who’re the coach and mentor of GT respectively ended up on the successful facet, whereas Sangakkara, who’s at present the Director of Cricket and head coach of the Royals and Malinga, who’s the bowling coach of RR, had been a part of the dropping staff.