Alex Ellis, the British High Commissioner to India, congratulated the Gujarat Titans team for winning their maiden Indian Premier League title.
Playing at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29, Gujarat Titans register a comfortable win over inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to end their campaign with a winning knot. Ellis also praised Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler who scored a whopping total of 863 runs in 17 matches, at an average of 57.53. He also mentioned the highest wicket-taker of the season Yuzvendra Chahal in his tweet.
Following the win of Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022, Alex Ellis took to Twitter and wrote, "Congratulations to #GujaratTitans , commiserations to @rajasthanroyals and respect to @josbuttler & @yuzi_chahal #HallaBol."
Hardik Pandya's all-round performance of 34 runs with bat and three wicket haul with ball powered debutants Gujarat Titans to seven wicket win over inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals.
Chasing a modest 131-run target, Gujarat Titans got off to a poor start losing opener Wriddhiman Saha for 5 as he was cleaned up by pacer Prasidh Krishna for 9 in second over. Gujarat were dealt with second blow as Matthew Wade was dismissed by Trent Boult for 8 to leave them tottering at 23/2.
Hardik Pandya-Shubman Gill notched up a 50-run partnership in 43 balls as the hosts steadily moved closer to the target. Gujarat got another breakthrough in the 9th over, when Hardik Pandya dismissed Samson, who was caught by Sai Kishore, after scoring 14 runs.
Finally, the IPL debutants scored 133 runs to clinch their maiden title.