IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans quote UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid after maiden triumph

Gujarat Titans took a leaf out of the Champions League holders Real Madrid's book after their maiden IPL triumph.

Gujarat Titans won the IPL 2022 (Courtesy: iplt20.com)
By Samrat Chakraborty | May 30, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Gujarat Titans rose above the expectations of one and many to clinch the Indian Premier League 2022 trophy in their maiden appearance. Gujarat Titans were not expected to go the distance after the squad they assembled at the IPL mega auction. But the champion side maintained their calm and composure to record a dominating performance in the IPL 2022.

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IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans take a leaf out of Real Madrid’s book

Incidentally, their maiden triumph in the IPL 2022, came a day after Spanish football giants Real Madrid defeated the English club Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final, courtesy of a second-half goal from Brazilian winger Vini Jr., to clinch their 14 title. Gujarat Titans took a leaf out of Real Madrid’s book as they quoted the Champions League holders after their IPL 2022 triumph. “WE DON’T PLAY FINALS WE WIN FINALS. #CHAMP14NS,” Real Madrid tweeted after their Champions League victory. Gujarat Titans responded to it with a retweet saying: “What they said… #CHAMP1ONS”.

IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans set new benchmark 

Gujarat Titans maintained a perfect record in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 by thrashing Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets in the final to emerge as champions on Sunday. There will be a new name etched in the IPL trophy as the debutant side, who became the first team to book the playoffs spot and the first to book a spot in the final, won the IPL title as a newcomers. The victory, incidentally, meant that Gujarat Titans emulated runners-up Rajasthan Royals who were the only franchise to win the lucrative tournament in the debut season back in 2008.

Gujarat Titans were in control of the proceedings from the onset of the summit clash. However, in the chase, the Ahmedabad franchise lost their top order batters Wriddhiman Saha (5) and Matthew Wade (8) cheaply. But Shubman Gill (45 not out) held the fort for GT with crucial knocks from Hardik Pandya (34) and David Miller (32 not out). They chased down the paltry total of 131 runs with 11 balls to spare. Gill hit three boundaries and the match-winning six in his unbeaten knock of 43 balls while Miller smashed three fours and one hit over the fence in his 19-ball unbeaten stay. Rajasthan Royals’ experienced campaigners Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a wicket each. 

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