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Rajasthan Royals (RR) have finally found the winning ways as they have now won two consecutive matches after starting their campaign with a loss. The Royals are returning after a two-year ban and have tried to retain the core of their squad by picking up players like Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson.
Their decision to buy back Samson was certainly justified the Kerala boy single-handedly won the match for Royals.
The 23-year-old batsmen Samson scored 92 runs off just 45 deliveries and showcased an exhibition of classical batting at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.
Samson, who made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut in 2013 playing for the same franchise.
Moreover, he has always been a talent to watch out for and he successfully justified it on Sunday (April 15( when he played a blinder and won the match in style for Rajasthan.
Samson’s match-winning innings in front of a sold out house also earned him the ‘Orange Cap’.
Not just the cap, the innings also earned him praises from Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has rated him as one of the most talented batsmen in the country.
Kohli said, “He’s a talented player. (Samson) has always done well in the IPL. He’s got a good, simple game. He’s strong at the crease and balanced too. He got off to a good start and kept his poise even when our bowlers bowled well. In the end, he was watching the ball and striking really well. He played a really good innings.”
Samson’s teammate Shreyas Gopal, who was the hero with the ball for Rajasthan Royals also appreciated Samson’s efforts with the bat.
“He batted really well. We played a couple of practice games in Jaipur and he was hitting the ball really well,” Gopal said.
Impressive Gopal also took the prized scalps of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
“The wicket was a little slower than the normal Chinnaswamy wicket. The plan was to bowl a hard length and make it as difficult as possible for them. Getting the wickets of two of the biggest players in the world doesn’t happen every day. It’s a moment that I will always cherish,” He concluded.