Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals, Were “Very, Very Timid”: Ex-England Captain Following Poor Batting Display. Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 final.
Gujarat Titans had their name all over the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. In the final, the team led by Hardik Pandya restricted Rajasthan Royals to 130/9 in 20 overs. Then, with 1.5 overs to spare, they reached the target while losing only three wickets to win the title. Jos Buttler led the Royals with a 35-ball 39. He also finished the season as the season’s leading run-getter, with 863 runs in 17 games. Buttler’s performance in the final, on the other hand, left former England cricket team captain Michael Vaughan unimpressed.
“Rajasthan took me by surprise. They didn’t appear to be brave in their play. They seemed very timid to me. The bowling in Gujarat was excellent. Hardik was outstanding, taking two crucial wickets. It’s a huge benefit for him as a captain “After the Rajasthan Royals’ innings, Michael Vaughan spoke to Cricbuzz.
“I thought Jos Buttler was extremely timid.” He was almost waiting for bad balls. He wasn’t on the front foot, attempting to push the bowlers off the length. We saw one ramp shot, but we didn’t see him make room and whack it over mid-flight.
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Michael Vaughan: Rajasthan Royals Poor Batting Display
“There was nothing in particular. It was almost as if they were trying to be safe, aiming for 150-160. “From what I saw from Rajasthan, they seemed a little afraid to be brave, which can cost you in a final,” the ex-England star added.
Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler won six awards, including Most Valuable Player of the Season, Orange Cap, most sixes in a season, most fours in a season, Powerplayer of the Season, and Gamechanger of the Season.
The Englishman scored 863 runs in 17 games, with an average of 57.53 and a strike rate of 149.05. In IPL 2022, Buttler also hit four centuries and four half-centuries. KL Rahul of the Lucknow Super Giants came in second with 616 runs.
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