Local boy and local boy and team captain Hardik Pandya’s strong game helped Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the title match of IPL 2022. With this, the dream of the Rajasthan Royals, which reached the final after 14 years, got shattered. The team of Gujarat Titans has become the second team after Rajasthan Royals to become the champion by participating for the first time.
IPL gets a new champion
Due to the strong game of team captain Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the title match of IPL 2022. With this, the dream of the Rajasthan Royals, which reached the final after 14 years, got shattered. The team of Gujarat Titans has become the second team after Rajasthan Royals to become the champion by participating for the first time.
Wife Natasha became emotional after hugging Hardik Pandya
Natasha also came on the field as soon as Gujarat Titans became the champion. She hugged her husband Hardik Pandya. Natasha looked emotional during this. However, later Hardik was seen consoling him. Under the leadership of Hardik, Gujarat Titans restricted Rajasthan Royals to a score of 130. After this, he registered a thumping victory by 7 wickets.
IPL 2022 has been a comeback season for Hardik Pandya. He was heavily criticized for not bowling in the T20 World Cup last year. After the T20 World Cup, he had come to play in the IPL without playing any match. There were doubts about his fitness. But leaving behind all these things, Hardik bowled brilliantly along with batting this season of IPL. He took 3 important wickets in the final.
David Miller leads the team to victory
When Rajasthan reached the ground for bowling, the opening pair was able to fall soon. Wriddhiman Saha took the first wicket for just 9 runs. At the same time, the second wicket was also achieved in the form of Matthew Wade for just 23 runs. But opener Shubman Gill and captain Hardik Pandya handled the innings for batting at number four and took it to 86 runs. Hardik Pandya scored 34 runs in 30 balls. After Hardik, David Miller scored 32 runs in 19 balls to give victory to the team.
Shimron Hetmyer and R Ashwin appeared to be grumbling
Rajasthan lost their four crucial wickets for 79 runs in 12.1 overs. Meanwhile, Shimron Hetmyer and R Ashwin also struggled to score runs. At the same time, on the last ball of 15 overs, Hardik dismissed Hetmyer for 11 runs. R Sai Kishore sent Ashwin to the pavilion for 6 runs in the next over. Due to this Rajasthan lost six wickets within 96 runs. Riyan Parag and Trent Boult, who came at number seven and eighth, took the team’s score beyond 100.