Gujarat Titans (GT) batter David Miller had a breathtaking campaign in IPL 2022, making useful contributions in the middle order with the bat. Many had lost hopes of the Proteas cricketer but Miller revived his career in the best way possible.
Many cricket experts criticised Gujarat for investing in Miller. But GT knew exactly what they wanted from the hard-hitting South African. The southpaw was assigned a specific role and Miller delivered to the best of his potential, guiding Gujarat to the prestigious title.
David Miller looked back on the memorable campaign during his short trip to the Maldives. Taking to Instagram, David Miller expressed his gratitude to fans for their continuous support. He wrote:
“Reflecting back on the last 8 weeks.. It’s been an incredible experience, one I’ll never forget!🏆 Thank you for all your messages and support. I can’t thank you all enough! @wmaldives has given me the opportunity and space to reflect, relax and recharge. Thank you for this.!”
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David Miller ended the campaign with 481 runs in 16 matches at an average of 68.71 and a strike rate of 142.73. He played a match-winning 68* against Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 at Eden Gardens, before another crucial knock of 32* that guided Gujarat Titans to the prestigious trophy.
“He was the biggest surprise” – Sanjay Manjrekar hails David Miller
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar recently stated that David Miller contributed significantly with the bat for Gujarat Titans (GT) and named him as one of the top performers in the tournament.
Speaking on ESPNcricinfo, Manjrekar pointed out that the southpaw turned things around with his stint with GT in the latest edition. The cricketer-turned-commentator said:
“David Miller was the biggest surprise. Apart from his first couple of years, all the other seasons had proved to be a failure for him. He suddenly stepped up while playing for a new franchise this year. It was his best IPL season. He batted really well in the final and also played a match-winning knock in Qualifier 1.”