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Gambhir, Manjrekar, & Many Others Go Mad As Samson Scores The First Hundred Of IPL 2019

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Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided to bat first. Captain Ajinkya Rahane wasn’t sure how the pitch would behave but expected it to behave the same for 40 overs. Yes, there was a ‘Bulter’ in the house but it wasn’t his night to be as Rashid Khan, the man who has often troubled Jos Butler foxed the wicket-keeper batsman early in the innings.

While Ajinkya Rahane was playing the sheet-anchor at one end, Sanju Samson playing the role of the aggressor at the other. While neither Sanju Samson went all guns blazing, it wasn’t a bad effort taking the pitch and the bowling attack of the Sunrisrers Hyderabad into consideration. Having said that, Rajasthan Royals would want to address the problem of having too many classical top-order players and fewer power-hitters which is the need of the hour in T20 cricket.

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Powered by Sanju Samson who scored 102*55 deliveries and his captain Ajinkya Rahane who played a good supporting role to Samson, the Royals managed to set a target of a mammoth 199 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Everyone has been talking about Sanju Samson ever since. The young man displayed a lot of class as he managed to showcase different avatars of himself.

He build his innings, got the foundation going and then accelerated exactly when the doctor ordered. In the process, Samson also became the first man to score a century in the IPL 2019. Post the innings, in an Interview, the humble Samson decided to play it down and stated that it’s a long tournament and he wants to continue to be consistent for the team. The youngster was the backbone of the Royals and has been given the privilege to bat at number 3 ahead of the former Australian Captain Steven Smith. Everyone in the cricketing fraternity has been appreciating his innings ever since. Here is how Twitter reacted to Sanju Samson’s absolute Master-Class.

 

 

 

 

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