Samson hit 12 fours and seven sixes in a brilliant 63-ball innings but in the end failed to send Arshdeep Singh’s final ball for maximum runs as RR lost the match to Punjab Kings by four runs.
In his captaincy debut for Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson lost a stunning 119 runs, but said the second part of his innings was the best innings he played.
Samson hit 12 fours and seven sixes in his brilliant innings of 63 balls but in the end failed to send the last ball of Arshadip Singh for maximum runs as RR lost the match to Punjab Kings by four runs.
He said, “The second part of the innings was the best I’ve played. In the first part, I was not doing it very well. I took my time, respected the bowlers, took the singles and got into a rhythm and then I made my Started playing. ” Shots in the second half, ”he said in the post-match presentation.
“I enjoy my shots, but I come back to the present after playing those shots. It happens automatically, when I focus on my skills and watch the ball and react. Sometimes Sometimes I lose my wicket as well, so I just play the same way. “He said it was about trusting his processes and being honest to his abilities.
“I did that, and it closed tonight. The coin (in the toss) looked really good so I put it in the pocket, asked the referee if I could have it, but he said no.”
Samson also said that he could not do better than this, although he failed to clear the ropes on the final ball.
“I don’t have words to tell, very close game, came close but unfortunately .. I don’t think I could have done anything else.
“I timed it well, but unfortunately couldn’t clean the man in the deep. It’s part of the game. We thought the wicket was getting better and we could chase the target. Despite the loss, I think Is that the team really played. Well. “
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul said that he does not stop believing in the team and knows that one or two wickets will lead his team to victory.
He said, “The game got darker only because I was included. We dropped a couple of overs. We bowled well for about 11-12 overs. We’re getting used to it, and it’s nothing new for us, But victory in this way brings the team together.
Rahul scored 91 runs in his team. He said, “We batted really well and bowled well in the patch. We were not consistent with the length, but the bowler will learn. Quite a talented, skilled player and this is important. 221 for 6 after being asked to bat.
Rahul praised Deepak Hooda, who scored 64 off 28 balls to lay the foundation for the Punjab King’s big total.
He said, ‘It was Hooda’s brilliant innings, and this is the kind of fearless batting we want to see in the IPL.
“We’re sometimes temporary, and it’s important for us to play fearlessly at times, so I’m glad the expectations were understood and met. Both Gayle and Hooda were good in that way.”
Talking about Arshdeep bowling out Samson on the final ball of the match, Rahul said, “I always go to Arshadeep for crucial overs and he enjoys the pressure.
“He loves being in the competition and I love him throwing the ball, and he trusts himself and trusts his skills, so it’s always good to see that.”