The Rajasthan Royals lost the 2023 Indian Premier League match by 10 points to the Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday night. Jaipur’s Sawai in his relatively weak match at Mansingh Stadium, RR was given a target of 155 runs to secure his fifth win of the season.
However, despite a positive start, Sanju Samson’s men were restricted to 144/6 in 20 overs on a fairly slow surface. Opening for Jos Butler and Yashasvi Jaiswal His duo continued an 84-run winning streak before finally succumbing to small losses as the side collapsed midway.
Can't realise why #sanju Samson doesn't get a chance into the team India despite being the best batsman wicketkeeper of the country with Wriddhiman Saha!
Is #ViratKohli one of the causes of Sanju's non-inclusion?
He was the captain from 2014-2022!
Just got this video! pic.twitter.com/UAVzYLwhwB
— Dr Dhiman Bhattacharya 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 (@DrdhimanBhatta1) April 19, 2023
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Samson’s team made it to the finals last season, losing the Titans to rookie Gujarat. Last season, Samson again had consistent runs with the Royals, in 17 games he had 458 runs and a batting average of 146 he had. Over the years, Samson has been successful both on and off the national team. Indian Premier Despite his league performances, Samson has been inconsistent with his team, India.
Since his debut, Samson has represented India in his 11 ODIs and his 17 T20Is, playing in many plate appearances including the opening game. Sarandeep, a former Indian selector who called up Samson to the Indian squad during his tenure, said when the Hindustan Times spoke to Singh that there was a shortage of opportunities for Samson in the Indian squad and that the wicketkeeper had enlisted. He said he got a nomination for the title.
When asked if he needed the title of IPL captain to strengthen his role, he was the first to pick. However, Sarandeep explained that the IPL title had nothing to do with the team’s consistent chances with India.
“When we were in the selection process, we gave Sanju Samson a chance as an opener in T20I. He’s played in more than 50 games in midfield and his performances have been good. But at the same time he’s done well with other wicketkeepers’ batters,” said IPL commentator and JioCinema expert Saran Deep.