Gujarat Titans won the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season by beating Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in Ahmedabad. While it was their debut season, a lot of questions were raised about them as they didn’t have many big players. But they remained consistent throughout the season and ended their debut season with the trophy as well. They won 10 games and lost only 4 among 14 matches and ended the league stage as the table topper too. And, former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar has applauded David Miller for his contribution to IPL 2022.
The South African batter David Miller sealed his place in the side as a finisher. He scored 481 runs at an average of 68.71, including 2 fifties. While speaking with ESPNcricinfo, the former batter said after several failed attempts earlier, Miller has finally tasted the success.
“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,” said Sanjay Manjrekar.
“If a team has won, it is because they have got everything right in that particular season. We still cannot call GT a big team yet. While they have won the championship, it remains to be seen how they will come back and perform next year. The same goes for RR, who made it to the final after many years. If they are able to deliver similar performances next year, then we can say that two more strong teams have come. While CSK and MI were at their peak, they had 8-9 players who helped them win matches consistently,” Sanjay Manjrekar concluded.