Revealed on: Could 30, 2022
Gujarat Titans (GT) captain Hardik Pandya led from the entrance with a superb all-round efficiency because the debutant franchise gained the IPL 2022 title throughout their maiden look within the T20 match. Hardik’s 3 for 17 restricted RR to 130 for 9 after Sanju Samson’s facet gained the toss and batted first. Hardik then contributed 34 with the bat and featured in a half-century stand with Shubman Gill (45*) as GT crossed the goal in 18.1 overs and lifted the IPL crown.
Hardik was the standout performer with the ball for Gujarat, dismissing the three massive opposition batters – Jos Buttler (39), his reverse quantity Sanju Samson (14) and Shimron Hetmyer (11). R Sai Kishore additionally chipped in with two wickets in direction of the loss of life whereas leggie Rashid Khan was economical once more with figures of 1 for 18. Gujarat by no means allowed Rajasthan to settle into any kind of rhythm.
Within the chase, Gujarat misplaced Wriddhiman Saha for five because the keeper-batter was cleaned up by Prasidh Krishna. Matthew Wade’s poor IPL got here to an finish in considerably anticipated trend as he perished for 8 to Trent Boult. Gill and skipper Pandya steadied the innings and put the group firmly on track of victory.
After Yuzvendra Chahal produced a magnificence to finish Pandya’s knock, David Miller (32* off 19) got here in and performed a sometimes aggressive cameo. The successful runs got here in fashion as Gill thumped Obed McCoy for a six.
“In the event you can play as a group, wonders can occur” – Hardik Pandya
Talking after successful the title in his maiden season as captain for a debutant franchise, Pandya credited teamwork for the memorable win. On the post-match convention, he commented, “That is the fitting instance for any group on this planet. In the event you can play as a group and construct a superb unit with real individuals round, wonders can occur.”
On the group mixture, he added that he and coach Ashish Nerah favor to play correct bowlers. He defined, “Batters can clearly chip in, however more often than not I’ve seen in T20 cricket – it is a batter’s recreation however bowlers win you video games. Lots of instances we gained the video games as properly, however we at all times spoke about what are the issues we missed out and the way we are able to get higher from right here.”
Sunday’s win was Pandya’s fifth IPL triumph as a participant and first as captain. He earlier gained 4 titles with the Mumbai Indians (MI).
–By A Cricket Correspondent