IPL2021 abounds with matches stuffed with thrill. One such nail-biting sport happened on Monday between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Batting first, PBKS put a mammoth whole of 221 runs on board of their allotted 20 overs. Opener KLRahul and middle-order batsman Deepak Hooda left no stone unturned in exploiting the Rajasthan-based franchise’s bowling ranks.
Nevertheless, the Sanju Samson-led facet gave a fitting reply by taking the match to the last ball as they needed just five runs to seal the match.
Samson scored 119 runs off 63 balls with 12 fours and 7 sixes at a strike fee of 188.89. Regardless of his good effort, RR misplaced the match by 4 runs. He was awarded the ‘Participant of the Match’ award for his scintillating knock.
Sanju wished to maintain the coin with himself
The 26-year-old within the post-match convention shared a hilarious incident when he wished to maintain the toss coin and requested the match referee for a similar. Regardless of the referee’s disapproval, he pocketed the coin.
“The coin regarded very nice so I pocketed it, requested the referee if I can have it, however he stated no,” stated the Royals’ skipper.
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Speaking about his valiant knock, the Kerala-born cricketer stated that the second a part of his innings was the very best he had ever performed. Within the latter half, he took his time and revered the bowlers in comparison with the primary, the place he couldn’t time the ball nicely.
“I believe the second a part of the innings was the very best I ever performed, took my time and revered the bowlers, whereas within the first half I used to be not timing it very nicely. I took the singles and received right into a rhythm after which I began to play my pictures within the second half,” he stated
The wicketkeeper-batsman additional added in his humble manner that he solely centered on his abilities and watched the ball. Generally, he even loses his wicket doing the identical, however it’s all about trusting his course of and sticking to it.
“I take pleasure in my pictures however I come again to the current after I play these pictures. It mechanically occurs, after I deal with my abilities and watch the ball and react. Generally I lose my wicket additionally, so I simply play the identical means. It’s about trusting my processes to be sincere, and I did that, and it got here off tonight,” Samson added.