Season ends with many talks, many promises
Much talk, many promises, IPL 2022 came to an end on Sunday as Gujarat Titans (GT) clinched their maiden title with a 7-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Titans, playing their first season, defied all pre-tournament predictions by winning the Indian Premier League title in their very first season.
Hardik Pandya stunned
It was not a team full of star players but Hardik impressed with the captaincy and got the best out of his colleagues. His performance with bat and ball also contributed immensely to the team’s victory. Hardik was an all-rounder in the final. He took 3 for 17 in 4 overs before playing a useful innings with the bat. Also Miller and Rahul Tewatia showed the ability to bounce back from any position, with Rashid Khan in the bowling.
Which star got which award
Throughout this season, the youngsters performed brilliantly and came into limelight. As GT won its maiden title at their home ground, the IPL honored players with individual awards for their stamina.
Sanju Samson won the runner-up trophy and a check of Rs 12.5 crore.
Jos Buttler’s only secret in the award
Jos Buttler has been voted the Most Valuable Player. Buttler himself won the Orange Cap by scoring 863 runs. Jos Buttler won ‘Four Awards’ for hitting 83 boundaries in the entire season. Jos Buttler is also the powerplayer of the season. Jos Buttler is the gamechanger of the season and also won the ‘Let’s Crack It Six’ award for hitting 45 sixes.
The catch of Evin Lewis, who ended Kolkata Knight Riders’ campaign, has been named the best of the season.
Fastest delivery of the season
Yuzvendra Chahal won the Purple Cap for taking 27 wickets (most wickets by a spinner in an IPL season)
Lockie Ferguson won the award for the fastest delivery of the season.
Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans will share the fairplay prize.
Umran Malik Emerging Player
Dinesh Karthik of Royal Challengers Bangalore won the ‘Super Striker’ honor, finishing the tournament with a strike rate of 183.33. He won the Tata Punch Car.
Umran Malik won the Emerging Player Award.