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Only two sides have won the IPL in their debut seasons. They are Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans. The two neighboring states came up against each other in IPL 2022 final on Sunday. While RR featured in their 2nd final after winning the inaugural trophy in 2008, GT were playing their first final in their debut season.
At the end of the contest, GT came on top. Before the tournament started no one gave them a chance. A bit similar to how it was with RR in the first season. RR had no big names. Shane Warne had not played much cricket before arriving at the IPL.
Mocked for not having a strong team on paper at the begining of IPL— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 29, 2022
Surprised everyone with their performance and won the IPL.
Gujarat Titans have taught all of us an important lesson of life. #GTvsRR #TATAIPL 2022 pic.twitter.com/2sm2VLmARC
Winning the first ever IPL title team-wise:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) May 29, 2022
Rajasthan Royals : 2008
Deccan Chargers : 2009
Chennai Super Kings : 2010
Kolkata Knight Riders : 2012
Mumbai Indians : 2013
Sunrisers Hyderabad : 2016
Gujarat Titians ; 2022*#IPLFinals #GTvRR #RRvGT
What an amazing season by @gujarat_titans. To bring together a new group of players & gel so quickly speaks volumes of great leadership on & off the field. Wonderful to see a packed house, this is what we love the most about this competition, the fans. Well done to @BCCI as well— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) May 29, 2022
Teams winning IPL on their home ground:— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 29, 2022
Chennai Super Kings in 2011
Gujarat Titans in 2022#IPLFinal
Tonight hurts, but we are SO proud of the entire #RoyalsFamily.— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 29, 2022
We are building something special, and well be back.
Number 7️⃣ jersey— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 29, 2022
Finishing with a 6️⃣
Gary and Nehraji celebrating 💙
Beating Sanga and Malinga's team 👊🏽
Where have we seen this before? 😉 pic.twitter.com/lF8mHajQLw