ipl 2021 schedule and stadium, ipl 2021 score live, ipl 2021 new schedule, ipl 2021 official website, ipl 2021 where to watch, ipl 2021 list, ipl 2021 schedule place, ipl 2021 stadium Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals director of cricket operations Kumar Sangakkara has defended Sanju Samson’s decision to retain a last-ball strike in the IPL match against Punjab Kings. In fact, when Rajasthan Royals needed five runs off the last two balls to win, Sanju Samson refused to take a single to Chris Morris at the non-striker’s end.
Samson’s decision seems to be weighing heavily
Sanju Samson’s decision seemed to weigh heavily on the Rajasthan Royals team. Rajasthan were under pressure and from here they had to score 5 runs off the last ball to win. If Sanju had hit a four, the match would have been tied and reached the Super Over, but Sanju lost his wicket trying to hit a six and Rajasthan lost the match.
Debate erupts on Twitter
The move by Sanju Samson has sparked a debate on Twitter. Former India cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar wrote on Twitter, ‘The more likely it was that Sanju Samson would hit a six and not that new batsman Chris Morris would hit a boundary. Samson’s decision to keep the strike to himself on the last ball was correct.’ Meanwhile, legendary South African bowler Dale Steyn believed Samson should have taken a single.
Dale Steyn raises questions
Dale Steyn said, ‘Sanju Samson has the ability to send the ball off the field easily. But Chris Morris, who is at the other end, has the ability to play even bigger shots. Samson’s decision not to take a single was probably wrong.’ Rajasthan Royals director of cricket operations Kumar Sangakkara defended Sanju Samson’s decision to keep the strike on the last ball in the IPL match against Punjab Kings, saying it was nice to see him take responsibility.
‘Sanju was confident that he would take the team to victory and he took it closer,’ Sangakkara said. He was five or six yards behind on the last ball otherwise it would have been a six.’ He said, ‘It was nice to see Sanju do it. You can talk about missing a run, but the important thing for me is the player’s trust and commitment to himself. Sanju took the responsibility of finishing the match but missed a few yards. Next time he’ll hit ten yards ahead to give us victory.’