Jos Buttler showed why he is one of the best batters in T20 cricket when he smashed his fourth IPL ton to take Rajasthan Royals to their second-ever IPL final. They beat Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad by 7 wickets to set up the final with Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans.
Chasing a small total of 158, Jos Buttler brought back his brutal best and smashed 100, his fourth in the season. Not to forget, out of the 158, he scored the 106 runs.
Entering the final brought back past memories for Rajasthan Royals who began to remember the great spinnner Shane Warne, who has been given the tag of ‘First Royal’ by the franchise. Warne won the first title for the side in IPL’s inaugural season and on Friday, after the team entered their first final since 2008, the fans went emotional, and posted tweets while remembering Warne.
The Australian legend had passed away at a hotel in Thailand in March, a news which shocked the entire cricketing world.
It is fitting that RR have qualified for the final this year as tribute to the legend.
Check out some of the chosen reactions by RR fans:
While @rajasthanroyals r sincere in der tribute to late @ShaneWarne , d real tribute to him would be if @gujarat_titans get the trophy, they were the underdogs and their performance is reminiscent of the #RR peformance in the inaugural #IPL led by the legend himself.. #IPL20222
— Omar Razi (@zoobi7827) May 27, 2022
#ShaneWarne is happy up there__#IPLFinal #IPL @IPL #RR https://t.co/O9OMoHoaSk
— Advanced Apps (@WebprogrPRO) May 27, 2022
RCB and me , it’s now a long story but RR is lifting the cup on 29 at breaking the drought of 14 years w.r.t. Shane Warne
— Bhupendra Gautam (@bhupii_on_tweet) May 27, 2022