Sanju Samson scored a brilliant hundred last night in the opening game of Rajashathan Royals against Punjab Kings, but his inning gone in vain as Arshdeep Singh removed him on the last ball of the match. Sanju Samson is struggling to make his mark in indian team. Sanju Samson scored a fantastic hundred and showed his class and match winning for another time. this knock of Samson surely the one of greatest knock in history of IPL.
“I don’t have words to explain my feelings. Would have loved to finish it off for my team. I don’t think I could have done better than that. I thought I timed it well for a six but somehow…” Sanju Samson told at the match presentation.
“The second part of my innings was my best IPL performance. When I am in the zone, and watching the ball well, the sixes come out naturally, and in that process I tend to lose my wickets also. Happy to play the game that way no matter what happened.” Sanju Samson added
Sanju Samson’s 119 is highest score by any IPL captain on his captaincy debut. Shreyas Iyer’s 97 runs against KKR is the second highest. during this inning Sanju Samson smashed 7 huge sixes and failed to hit six on the last ball when team need 5 in last one delivery. Arshdeep Singh was the hero in last over. He defended 13 runs in last over in front of inform Sanju Samson.
“He was five or six yards short of hitting the last ball for a six and sometimes when you know you’re hitting the ball well and you’re in form and you believe that you can do it, you’ve got to take that responsibility. And it was really encouraging to see Sanju do that.” Coach Kumar Sangakkara praised Sanju’s effort.
“We can always talk about a missed single here or there but the crucial thing for me is the players’ belief in attitude and commitment and they know what their strengths are. And Sanju took it upon himself to finish this game and he just fell a few yards short. That happens, but the next time I will believe he’ll hit it that 10 yards further to win us the game.” Sangakkara Added.