'Great late Shane Warne is smiling on you' - RCB posts an emotional message for RR ahead of IPL 2022 final

‘Great late Shane Warne is smiling on you’ – RCB posts an emotional message for RR ahead of IPL 2022 final

Rajasthan Royals last reached the final of the IPL in 2008 under Shane Warne's captaincy.

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Rajasthan Royals entered the final of IPL 2022 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 2 on May 27. This is only the second time in the tournament’s history that they have reached the final. While many expected RCB to win their maiden IPL trophy, a certain Jos Buttler knocked them out of the tournament with a brilliant ton. However, RCB still saw the positive side of the loss and wished good luck to the Rajasthan Royals in the final against Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29.

RCB have a huge fanbase in the country already but with their latest tweet, they certainly would have added some more to the fan’s club. The franchise recognised how much the win meant for the Royals who had to wait since 2008 to make it to the final. Also, the last time RR reached the finals it was under the Australian great Shane Warne’s leadership, who recently passed away, and the victory certainly would also act as a tribute to the legend.

Warne did not have the big names on his side in 2008, but he managed to get the team going with a collective effort and found match-winners in every game. He was always there for the Royals as a mentor and coach at times and has lived in the hearts of the Royals fans as well. It will be perfect if the Royals can win their second trophy in the final against the Titans which could serve as a way to acknowledge Warne’s contributions over the years.

Here’s RCB’s tweet ahead of the finals for the Rajasthan Royals

“The Great late Shane Warne is smiling on you. Well played tonight, @rajasthanroyals and good luck for the final. #PlayBold, #IPL2022 #RRvRCB,” RCB’s official Twitter handle captioned the tweet. 

Jos Buttler‘s fourth century of the IPL 2022 season stole the show in Qualifier 2 against RCB in a run chase of 158, leading the Royals to a comfortable seven-wicket triumph.