We know Shane Warne is beaming with pride as he looks at us: Jos Buttler. He admitted that Shane Warne’s absence from the final will be felt by RR.
Rajasthan Royals reached their first Indian Premier League (IPL) final since winning the inaugural edition. Shane Warne led the Royals to victory in a thrilling final against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. Warne has remained with RR in some capacity since then, and has also served as a mentor in the previous two seasons.
However, the legendary cricketer died earlier this year from a heart attack while on vacation in Thailand. No surprise, the Royals camp is missing him, and their qualifier 2 hero Jos Buttler believes Warne will be proud of the team’s performance this season. Buttler smashed his fourth century of the season to propel RR to the final.
“Shane Warne is such an influential figure for the Rajasthan Royals, and having led the team to success in the first season, we will miss him dearly,” he said during the post-match presentation ceremony.
Jos Buttler is looking forward to the final.
The Rajasthan Royals will now face the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 final at the same venue on Sunday (May 29). Jos Buttler is excited to play in front of a sold-out crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium and hopes to contribute to his team’s success. He also expressed his excitement about playing in what is arguably the world’s largest stadium.
“I arrived today ecstatic at the prospect of playing in front of 100,000 people, incredible support, a fantastic stadium, and a brilliant game of cricket.” I had a great time today. “To be able to go and play in the final of the world’s biggest T20 tournament is incredibly exciting,” Buttler added.