New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals (RR), captained by Sanju Samson, defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets in the second qualifier of IPL 2022 on Friday night. With this win, RR reached the finals for the first time after a long exile of 14 years. Rajasthan played the last final under the captaincy of Shane Warne in 2008 and the team also became the champion. Talking about RR vs RCB match, Sri Lankan veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga had predicted the winner of this match before the match.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 27, 2022
Actually, Rajasthan Royals have posted this video of Lasith Malinga on their official Twitter handle after winning Qualifier 2. In the video, Rajasthan's fast bowling coach Mailanga is seen saying, "The stadium looks great, is well suited for the semi-finals and Rajasthan will win tomorrow night." Let us tell you that this season has been excellent for RR. In the mega auction, the team showed great understanding and included the main players in their camp this time. This time in Bangalore, there were two big spinners in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal and R Ashwin, while the fast bowling department was handled by Trent Boult and famous Krishna.
RR made it to the playoffs by winning 9 out of 14 matches in the league stage. The team may have faced defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans in the first qualifier, but this team knows how to make a comeback. Now on May 29, Sanju Samson's team will face Hardik Pandya's Gujarat for the title match.