The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is in its Fag end as Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Gujarat Titans (GT) will play for a place, straight into the finals. The top two teams will compete tonight (May 24), at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Ahead of the game, players from both teams were seen greeting each other during training sessions. Yuzvendra Chahal and Rashid Khan, the two of the elites from the tournament so far, also posed for some photographs, together.
As the snappers captured the two leggies, Chahal asked them to send those photographs to him. The 31-year-old furthermore complained wittily about GT authorities for not answering his messages on Instagram. Also, Chahal went on to threaten the photographers humorously. The right-arm leggie alerted the Titans management saying, he will hack their social media handles.
The Royals spinner exactly asserted, “Maine aapke Instagram par message bhi kia, where are my photos, abhi tak reply nahi aaya. Social media par panga nahi, account hack karwa dunga.” (“I messaged you guys on Instagram asking where are my photos. I will get your account hacked, do not mess on social media with me.”)
Yeh lo Yuzi bhai 😁 pic.twitter.com/fW62LfGoPn
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 24, 2022
Besides, Chahal, at present, is the Purple Cap bearer in the tournament. He has picked 26 wickets in 14 league stage games, at a reasonable economy of 7.67 and an average of 16.53. The India spinner has also got a hat-trick this season.
While Rashid Khan, the GT vice captain has plucked 18 wickets in 14 games, at an economy of 6.94. Khan has similarly awestruck the cricketing fraternity with his occasional batting cameos.
Chahal, after being released by his previous franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, ahead of IPL 2022, has had a prime season individually, so far and has played a vital role in RR’s successful run in the tournament up to now.
Gujarat Titans face Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2022
Conversing about the GT and RR teams particularly, GT finished their league stage journey, at the top of the table. Hardik Pandya-led men have won 10 out of their 14 league stage games. Meanwhile, the Royals finished just behind them in the points table with 9 victories from as many games.
Going into the Qualifier 1, Titans would be high on confidence as the debutants in the IPL arena, have defeated Sanju Samson and co. in their league stage clash, where GT had posted a huge total of 192, aided by their skipper’s excellent knock of 87 runs off 42 deliveries. While RR, in that contest, botched to chase the total, losing the game by 37 runs.
Written By Prachi Pisal