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Hardik Pandya Helps Gujrat Titans For Their First Title

An Incredible Campaign of Tata IPL 2022 comes to an end, What a fantastic first season for the Gujarat Titans The most underrated side of the tournament has risen to lift their maiden #IPL2022 trophy No big names but had a strong group of matches winners for every situation of the games they faced My heartiest congratulations to captain Hardik Pandya, He has been an incredible leader and player. This has been a fantastic IPL, and it’s great to see a new champion.

You can read what the players said after the game here.

Hardik Pandya, Player of the Match “Wanted to show at the right time what I’ve worked hard for. Today was the day from the bowling point of view I saved the best for the best. Second ball of my spell when I got Sanju out, saw that if you hit the wicket hard and hit the seam something is gonna happen. All about sticking to the right lengths, and asking the batters to play the right shots. For me, my team is the most important. I’ve always been that kind of individual. If I were to have a worse season and my team wins, I’ll take that. Batting comes first to me, always going to be close to my heart. When we got the auction done it was clear I had to bat higher to guide.”

Jos Buttler, Player of the Tournament “Exceeded all my expectations apart from today – the trophy we really wanted. Disappointed with that. Big congratulations to Hardik Pandya and the team. Deserving champions. My goals are to play my role for the team and try and react on the day regarding what the game is asking me to do. In good teams, you have a lot of trust in everyone. We have huge trust in everyone on our team. Very grateful for the opportunity to play today. Disappointed – that’s completely natural. Have lost plenty of finals in my career, unfortunately. Today’s been an amazing occasion, been a fantastic tournament. Having had two years without crowds, to come here and play has been an absolute privilege. And for all the young guys in our team to soak it up, and use the hurt from today to push on further for the rest of your career.”

Sanju Samson, RR captain “This season was really special for us. Last two-three seasons all the fans, everyone was having a really hard time. Good to give them some happy moments. Really proud of my team. Great youngsters, great senior players. One off day today but really proud of my team. Right from the auctions we wanted to have quality bowlers, they win you tournaments.”

 

Wridhiman Saha “Wriddhiman Saha: This is my 5th final and the 2nd final I have won, someone said our team was not good after the auctions, but we proved them wrong. The first ball he bowled was outstanding [on Shami’s first ball in their first game which got KL Rahul out], everyone contributed and it was a team performance.”

Gill served as an anchor, and David Miller came in at the end to round things out. What a year it’s been for him. Rahul Tewatia has had an incredible season.

Shubman Gill” It means a lot. After winning the Under-19 World Cup, winning the IPL is just as big. It is my fourth year. I wanted to be there till the end and that was the talk with the coaches. Glad I took them over the line. Our bowlers bowled really well to restrict them to 130. We wanted to keep them under 150 but fortunately, it was much lesser.”

 

Rashid Khan “We assessed the wicket well, we knew it would be hard to chase down 150. Everyone had to take responsibility, we did well to come back well in the middle overs. He is the only guy whom we didn’t want to bowl to and I’m happy that he’s part of our team (on Shubman Gill), Biggest achievement of your career is to be part of a winning IPL team. You always want to do well in big competitions like this. Winning tournaments like this, you’ll need to put in a lot of hard work and this is certainly a high point of my career”

Piyush Seth
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