Rajasthan Royals Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara has reserved big words of praise for RR skipper Sanju Samson after his team’s 32-run win over Chennai Super Kings in Match No. 37 of the IPL 2023 on Thursday (April 27). According to the Sri Lankan legend, Samson leads by example and always plays for the team.
Updated Apr 28, 2023 | 11:39 AM IST
Kumar Sangakkara reserves big praise for RR skipper Sanju Samson. Picture Credit: Screenshot
They have the same number of points as second-placed Chennai and third-placed Gujarat Titans, but due to their superior net run rate in comparison with the other two, the inaugural edition winners sit at the top of the points table.
Addressing the team in the dressing room after the Royals second win over CSK in the ongoing IPL season, Sangakkara praised Samson’s intent and unselfish play for the team.
“Skipper, thank you for going in. I think when you watch Sanju bat, one of the things that Jos has made this observation before is that he always plays for the side. It’s not about the runs but it’s about how he scores those. He showed the intent, he led by example. So, I thought irrespective of the runs, the tone that you set and the example that you set is great for the rest of your side to follow.”
Sanju was unable to make a big play against CSK on Thursday night during the Royals second home match in Jaipur and only managed 17 from as many balls. He came to bat at No. 3 after the dismissal of Jos Buttler and kept the scoreboard moving, which helped Yashasvi Jaiswal continue his attacking form.
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