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‘Yeh kya harkat hai’ – Fans divided as commentator gets sarcastic with Sanju Samson after RR v SRH game in IPL 2023

Rajasthan Royals now need to win their remaining three games to qualify for the playoffs.

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Sanju Samson (Image Credit: Twitter/IPL)

Rajasthan Royals, led by Sanju Samson, suffered a heartbreaking loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the reverse fixture of IPL 2023. The home team, the Royals were expected to win this game given SRH was in the last spot in the points table. In the game, the 2008 winners won the toss and batted first. They had a great start as Yashasvi Jaiswal (35 0ff 18) provided a great start.

After his wicket, Jos Buttler (95) and Samson (66*) took the team to 214/2 at the end of the innings. In reply, the 2016 winners didn’t lose wickets regularly but were lagging behind the required run rate. The likes of Abhishek Sharma (55) and Rahul Tripathi (47) got back some form but weren’t able to keep up with the required run rate. However, the likes of Heinrich Klassen (26) and Glenn Philips (25) changed the game.

In the last over, Sandeep Sharma managed to defend 17 runs in the over. However, he overstepped on the last ball of the game. Eventually, Abdul Samad won the game with a last-ball six. The Orange Army won the lost battle and managed to keep themselves alive for the playoff race.

Life is never easy playing the T20 format: Sanju Samson

Meanwhile, in the last two overs, RR had 41 runs to defend in their bank. They had the option of bowling with impact sub, Obed McCoy. However, skipper Sanju Samson went with Kuldip Yadav, who doesn’t have enough experience. He got hit for three sixes by Phillips.

 “Matches like this make IPL special. You can never never feel you have won the game until you have won it. I was confident in Sandeep, but that no-ball… They batted sensibly, and credit has to go to them the way they batted. Life is never easy playing this format in this tournament. You have to be at your best each and every game. We will come back and do it all over again,” Samson said in the post-match presentation.

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