Many ex-cricketers have taken to their social media handles to congratulate Gujarat Titans, who won the IPL 2022 by beating Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets on Sunday. Notably, it was the Titans’ debut season in the ten-team tournament, and they have emerged as the champions under Hardik Pandya.
The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw new champions on Sunday at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The final was played between Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural edition champions, and the debutants Gujarat Titans. The Titans, who have been arguably the most consistent franchise throughout the season, had the last laugh as well as they registered a comprehensive seven-wicket win against the Royals.
Hardik Pandya stepped up on the big occasion. Firstly, with the ball in hand, he got the dangerous Jos Buttler, as well as Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer before finishing with excellent figures of 4-0-17-3. Then, while chasing an easy target of 131, he scored 34 off 30 balls before Shubman Gill hit the winning six in 18.1 overs.
Many former cricketers have taken to their respective social media handles, mostly on Twitter, to congratulate the Titans, who had a breathtaking season under Hardik and the head coach Ashish Nehra. It is worth a mention that Gary Kirsten had been working as their mentor, while Rashid Khan was their vice-captain.
Here are a few appreciations:
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 29, 2022
THE BEST TEAM!
A DREAM DEBUT!
What a dream debut season for Gujarat Titans. @ hardikpandya7 has been absolutely brilliant as a leader and player. This has been a fantastic IPL and great to see a new champion. Jos Buttler was in a league of his own and Rajasthan Royals can be proud of their season. #IPLFinal pic.twitter.com/dnTKOoAO4K
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 29, 2022
Mocked for not having a strong team on paper at the beginning of IPL
Surprised everyone with their performance and won the IPL.
Gujarat Titans have taught all of us an important lesson of life. #GTvsRR #TATAIPL 2022 pic.twitter.com/2sm2VLmARC
– Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 29, 2022
A GREAT WORK!
Firstly Heartiest Congratulations to @gujarat_titans for a wonderful victory, @rajasthanroyals you were brilliant too! Secondly I am proud of each and everyone involved in this tournament to make this season a success. # IPL2022Final #GTvRR #TeamIplBcci 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/d3EBPsXGWU
– Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) May 29, 2022
Well done GT! Especially Miller, Rashid, Gill, Saha and Shami. But above all Hardik !!! Excellence in 3 depts. What a revelation he has been! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
– Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 29, 2022
Congrats to Hardik Pandya and his @gujarat_titans one of two franchises to win tHe IPL in their first season. Wonderful bowling unit and so many different guys stepping up all season. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
– Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) May 29, 2022
GT @gujarat_titans showed us what it takes to win the world’s toughest T20 championship.Being debutants, they never let the pressure affect their superlative performance. Great leadership from @ hardikpandya7 &
many congratulations to @Gary_Kirsten #AshishNehra. Enjoy the trophy!
– Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 29, 2022
VVS Laxman (@ VVSLaxman281) May 29, 2022
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