RR vs PBKS: Captain Sanju Samson furious after Rajasthan Royals' fourth consecutive defeat, blames him

RR vs PBKS: Captain Sanju Samson looked very angry after the fourth consecutive defeat of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024. For the defeat against Punjab Kings, he blamed the defeat on the batsmen.

May 16, 2024 - 11:26
RR vs PBKS: Captain Sanju Samson furious after Rajasthan Royals' fourth consecutive defeat, blames him

The 65th match of the 2024 Indian Premier League will see Rajasthan Royals lose to Punjab Kings by 5 wickets. After winning eight of the first nine games, the Rajasthan Royals have now lost four straight. Sanju Samson, the captain, voiced his discontent with his batsmen following this loss. He held the batsmen accountable for this loss, stating that perhaps the outcome would have been different if they had performed well on this wicket and we had reached 160. Let us tell you that Rajasthan, batting first in this match, scored only 144 runs. After this, Punjab achieved the target in 18.5 overs at the loss of 5 wickets.

After this defeat of Rajasthan Royals, captain Sanju Samson said that we needed a few more runs. We scored 10-15 runs less, even though it was a wicket of around 160. If we had played better we could have easily scored more than 160. We lost the match here. We have to accept our failures, we have lost four matches in a row. It has to be seen what is important for us as a team. There are many match-winners in our team, so someone has to come forward.

Rajasthan missed the sixth bowler against Punjab Kings. This season, RR has played with only 5 bowlers. Samson said that it would have been good if there was another option in bowling. I am used to having 5 quality bowlers. So we need to score more runs. We thought 160-170 would be a good score. Good results are expected in the upcoming matches.

Talking about the match, the Rajasthan Royals took the toss, elected to bat first, and posted a score of 144 runs. No other batsman could score more than 20 runs for RR; Ryan Parag scored 48 and R Ashwin scored 28. Punjab Kings lost five wickets while reaching the target of 145 in 18.5 overs. For Punjab, Sam Curran had a captain's innings of 63 runs.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer