Sanju Samson, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, has been fined Rs.12 lakhs. The cause is his team maintained a slow rate in an IPL 2023 game against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday. “Rajasthan Royals has got fined for charging a slow penalty during their 17th game of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai,” IPL said in a statement.
As it was the team’s first offense of the season under the IPL code of conduct about minimum surcharge violations. Captain Sanju Samson has fined 12 lakhs,” the statement added.
They denied a mad MS Dhoni a six or a four on the last ball of the game to walk away with a three-run win. Much credit must go to Sandeep Sharma for catching two Yorkers, one off-court for Jadeja and one for Dhoni when CSK needed 6 runs from 2 balls. Read Also: Saudi Forward Attacker Lauds Messi, Makes Interesting Ronaldo Claim
And he did so after Dhoni previously muscled him with two sixes in the same over. “You have to give the boys credit. The bowlers stayed cool in the end and played very well. We also kept our catches. I don’t have good memories of Chepauk, I never won here and I wanted to win today.”.
The ball was captivating and that’s why we brought in Zampa as a striker. We had a good power play from Rutu and the idea was if we can get off the power play without giving up too much then we have the spinners to get the job done,” Samson said after the match.
Wins pushed RR to the top of the IPL 2023 points table with three wins from four appearances. The best side on paper so far has also shown good results on the pitch. Samson, who was out for a two-ball duck, would hope to return between races but also wants his team to continue their winning streak. The penalty would mean nothing more than a warning for Samson as the joy and satisfaction of the first home win against CSK since 2008 was all the greater.