Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the final of the 2022 season of Indian Premier League. Despite losing the final, it was a great season for Rajasthan Royals. This was for the first time since 2008 that Rajasthan reached the final of Indian Premier League.
Rajasthan Royals under the leadership of Shane Warne won the inaugural season of IPL. Rajasthan Royals management invited players from the 2008 winning campaign of RR to watch this final in Ahmedabad. Former RR players Munaf Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Kaif, Siddharth Trivedi, and Swapnil Asnodkar were present in the stadium to cheer the Rajasthan Royals team in the Final.
Left arm pacer Chetan Sakariya was also seen in the pink jersey of Rajasthan Royals during the match. Chetan is currently part of Delhi Capitals in IPL.
This incident has caught the attention of cricket fans because Chetan was wearing a Rajasthan Royals jersey despite being part of Delhi Capitals team. This shows the love and admiration which Chetan still has for his former franchise. Meanwhile, Chetan Sakariya wasn’t given many chances by the Delhi Capitals in this season.
Chetan Sakariya in Rajasthan Royals jersey watching IPL 2022 final, his career changed while playing for RR. pic.twitter.com/UljuPXSgrg
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“This season was really special for us”- Sanju Samson proud of the Rajasthan team
Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal were the two biggest shining stars for Rajasthan in this campaign. Jos Buttler scored 863 runs in IPL 2022 at an amazing average of 58. He was also the orange cap holder in this season. Yuzvendra Chahal carried the bowling attack of Rajasthan. He took 27 wickets and won the purple cap in IPL 2022.
Sanju Samson in the post match presentation said “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 I’m really proud of my team. Right from the auctions we wanted to have quality bowlers, they win you tournaments.”