‘The last ball…’: Sanju Samson on what went wrong for Rajasthan Royals against Gujarat Titans | Cricket News – Times of India

'The last ball...': Sanju Samson on what went wrong for Rajasthan Royals against Gujarat Titans | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson expressed his dismay at his side’s narrow defeat against Gujarat Titans in a thriller in Jaipur, defined by last-ball drama. Despite a valiant effort, fell short as RR Rashid KhanK’s bravery clinched the victory for GT.
Samson, visibly stunned by the result, found it difficult to articulate his thoughts as the match ended in a thrilling set-aside contest. Reflecting on the intense competition, he admitted to having difficulty speaking after a defeat of that magnitude. , “As a losing captain, it’s the toughest job in the league.”

Rashid Khan’s extraordinary batting performance, ending on a boundary on the last ball, proved to be the decisive moment of the match.

Talking about where they lost the game, Samson said in a post-match presentation, “Last ball of the game (laughs). You have to give Gujarat Titans credit for the way they batted, bowled and fielded. will have.”
Despite the disappointment, Samson remained optimistic, stressing the importance of learning from defeat and moving on.
“We will learn from this and move forward,” he affirmed. Expressing his belief in RR’s abilities, Samson reflected on the target set for his opponents, saying, “When I was batting, I thought there would be a fighting score of around 180. I thought 197 was the winning score.”

Samson highlighted the challenges posed by the conditions in Jaipur, noting the absence of dew and the nature of the pitch. Despite the setback, he appreciated his team’s efforts in pushing the innings forward and acknowledged the competitiveness of the opposition.
“197 in Jaipur, without the dew, you’ll take that any day,” he added, highlighting the resilience of RR’s bowling unit.
As Rajasthan Royals regroup after this narrow defeat, Samson’s words echo his determination to come back strong in the upcoming matches, showing the spirit of competition in the IPL.
(with input from ANI)

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