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IPL 2022: RR skipper Sanju Samson dedicates Qualifier 2 victory to late Shane Warne

RR defeated RCB by 7 wickets and made their entry to the final after a hiatus of 14 years.

New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals smashed the dream of Royal Challengers Bangalore of lifting their maiden trophy in this season of IPL by winning the Qualifier 2 on May 27. RR defeated RCB by 7 wickets and made their entry to the final after a hiatus of 14 years. Last, under the captaincy of Shane Warne, the team won the IPL trophy back in 2008. This time, with the help of the skipper, Sanju Samson, and excellent effort by all the team members, RR will once again have the chance to lift the trophy at the final on Sunday.

Last night, RR with the help of Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 106 runs won the game against RCB. The night was the night of celebration and victory. In the post-match moments, the teammates were seen having fun and gala time and what caught the attention was the chill phase of Buttler and Samson on the field.

The video shared by IPLt20 on their official Instagram handle shows Buttler and Samson in a relaxed conversation. The two conversed about their take on this year’s IPL. Further, Buttler said “First where Shane Warne is not going to be here but his legacy lives on strong in the Royals, doesn’t it?” to which Samson replied, “Absolutely, the tournament right from the start has been for him and we need to take one more step forward.”

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The first captain of Rajasthan Royals, Shane Warne passed away on March 4 owing to a suspected heart attack. The team dedicated this season to the late spin legend where they came out with ‘SW23,’ Warner’s shirt number on the collar of their special jerseys to celebrate the life of the Australian hero.

The victory of RR in 2008 not only lit up the T20 tournament but also made several rookie Indian cricketers like Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja into popular names.

In this season, Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals will be playing against Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans in the final on Sunday.