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Orange Cap winner Jos Buttler gutted after RR lost IPL 15 final to GT

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Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Jos Buttler was extremely disappointed after losing the IPL 2022 final to the Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on Sunday, May 29.

Buttler, who had a terrific run with the bat this season, accumulated 863 runs in 17 games, at an average of 57.53. The star English batter was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the IPL 2022 and also won the Orange Cap award for most runs in the tournament.

Buttler shared his thoughts at the award ceremony of the IPL 2022 final and expressed his disappointment after losing the match, and the opportunity to lift their second IPL title.

“Disappointed – that’s completely natural. Have lost plenty of finals in my career, unfortunately,” Buttler said at the award ceremony.

On a positive note, he added that he exceeded his expectations with the batting form he exhibited, scoring the second-highest runs in an IPL season after Kohli’s 973 runs in IPL 2016.

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“Exceeded all my expectations apart from today – the trophy we really wanted. Disappointed with that. Big congratulations to Hardik and team. Deserving champions. My goals are to play my role for the team and try and react on the day regarding what the game is asking me to do. In good teams you have a lot of trust in everyone. We have huge trust in everyone in our team. Very grateful for the opportunity to play today,” Buttler said.

Adding further, Buttler said, “Today’s been an amazing occasion, been a fantastic tournament. Having had two years without crowds, to come here and play has been an absolute privilege. And for all the young guys in our team to soak it up, and use the hurt from today to push on further for the rest of your career.”

Batting first in the final, RR put up 130 runs on the scoreboard at the loss of 9 wickets, which GT crossed with 7 wickets in hand and 11 balls to spare, winning their maiden IPL title.

(India Today inputs)

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