The legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was full of praise of Ben Stokes, and Sanju Samson after the duo comfortably chased down the mammoth 196 runs target against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
While chasing the daunting target, Rajasthan Royals lost the early wicket of Robin Uthappa and Steve Smith. They were sinking before Ben Stokes started building partnerships with the wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson. Both had been criticized for their poor outings in the last couple of matches. But the duo shut everyone’s mouth with their scintillating partnership.
Sanju Samson was playing second fiddle to Ben Stokes. He amassed 54 runs off 31 balls, striking four fours and three sixes while the allrounder scored a maiden century of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. They took the game home by stitching 152 runs partnership and winning the match by eight wickets.
Sanju Samson Was The Perfect Partner For Ben Stokes: Sachin Tendulkar
Taking to Twitter, Sachin Tendulkar applauded Ben Stokes’s inning, labelling him the big player. He stated that Samson also played equal important innings while also was a perfect partner for the allrounder.
“Big Player, Big Impact! Brilliant 100 by @benstokes38 to make this chase look very comfortable. @IamSanjuSamson played an equally important innings and he was a perfect partner for Stokes,” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.
Big Player, Big Impact!
Brilliant 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ by @benstokes38 to make this chase look very comfortable.@IamSanjuSamson played an equally important innings and he was a perfect partner for Stokes. #RRvMI #IPL2020
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 25, 2020
The innings will be a big boost for Samson and Stokes, who have ups and downs in the ongoing tournament.
After the victory, there is no change in Mumbai Indians ranking but IPL 2020: Sanju Samson Was The perfect partner For Ben Stokes – Sachin Tendulkar have gained two points to stand in number six position. However, they need luck in their favour to break in the top four as only they have left only two games.