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‘Main waise sochta hi nahi…’: Sanju Samson on the importance of staying humble in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sanju Samson has led Rajasthan Royals with aplomb in IPL 2024. Under Samson's captaincy, the Royals are at the second spot in the points table. The captain himself is in fine form scoring 471 runs in 11 matches to be at the fifth spot in the list of most run scorers.IPL ORANGE CAP | IPL PURPLE CAP | IPL POINTS TABLESamson is 14 runs away from surpassing his highest tally in an IPL season (484 runs in IPL 2021).His average (67.29) and strike-rate (163.54) this year already the best for him in a single edition.The Royals face defending champions Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk in a day game on Sunday and if the Samson-led side wins, they will be through to the playoffs.Ahead of the match, the tournament's official broadcaster shared a video on X in which Samson reflects on the i...
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Should have won irrespective of Sanju Samson’s dismissal: Kumar Sangakkara | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The loss of captain Sanju Samson put the Rajasthan Royals in a difficult situation, but head coach Kumar Sangakkara believes the team still ought to have defeated the Delhi Capitals in this IPL match.Samson made 86 from 46 balls but was out of the game in a chase of 222. The Royals had to score 60 runs from 27 balls after his departure, but they ultimately failed by 20 runs on Tuesday night.A win would have ensured a play-offs spot for the Royals and exit for the Capitals but the result meant that the hosts stayed alive in the tournament."Irrespective of that dismissal, we still should have probably seen that game home," Sangakkara said at the post-match press conference."Losses happen. We had a great run at the start of the season. We bowled brilliantly in this game, especia...