GT vs RR: The Qualifier 1 of the TATA IPL 2022 saw two great knocks from each innings, respectively. Jos Buttler once again showed his class while batting first. David Miller was as good as the right-hander and won the game for GT. Gujarat has now directly qualified for the final. Sanju Samson and his team will now play in Qualifier 2 on May 27. They will face the winner between LSG and RCB in the Eliminator game. 

Buttler tried too hard with the bat and played an excellent knock of 56-ball 89, including 12 fours and two maximums. He helped his team reach a decent total of 188/6 in 20 overs. Eventually, they lost the game by seven wickets. GT chased down the score with three balls to spare when Miller smashed three back-to-back sixes off Prasidh Krishna on the first three balls of the last over. However, Buttler looked scratchy at the start but did score at a good pace in the end. Bet online by checking more cricket tips from our professional expert tipsters.

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GT vs RR: “Sometimes you just got to swallow your ego” – Buttler

GT vs RR:"Sometimes you just got to swallow your ego" - Jos Buttler on his scratchy start against Gujarat Titans
GT vs RR:”Sometimes you just got to swallow your ego” – Jos Buttler on his scratchy start against Gujarat Titans

The RR opener looked rusty in the first half of his innings and was struggling to get his timings right. But he hung in the crease and stayed till the very end, till the last over. During a conversation with Cricbuzz, he opened up about his struggles in the inning. He also talked about how he played the role of second fiddle with Samson during that partnership. Although RR didn’t defend their target, Buttler was instrumental in reaching a competitive score. He said,

“I was finding it tough to start with. Then Sanju came in, so tried to get him back on strike for a bit. He took a lot off me. It wasn’t my most fluent innings, but I tried to hang in tough and stay in there, get a bit at the end and ride my luck.”

The 31-year-old also spoke about his plans during the innigns and how he got his rhythm back. He also said that because it was an important game for the team, he tried to stay in and take the team to a good total. Buttler also said that Gujarat was looking to make him panic so that he could get out. He concluded, 

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“I was determined to hang in there. It was a big game for us and batting first I wanted to make sure we put a good score on the board. Sometimes you just got to swallow your ego; if you’re finding it hard, you’re finding it hard. Not to try and force it too much.”

The Eliminator will take place at the Eden Gardens at 7:30 pm. Royal Challengers Bangalore are facing Lucknow Super Giants in that match. Whoever wins it will face RR on May 27. GT has already moved to the final, where they will play on their home ground on May 29, Sunday. Have your own online betting apps and become part of a huge community of cricket fans betting on exciting matches with maximum comfort at home.

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