IPL 2021
Sanju Samson Backs His Players, Hopes To Get Back In Winning Zone Soon
By SMCS - Apr 24, 2021 5:58 pm
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Rajasthan Royals have had a poor start in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) where they have faced a flurry of losses so far. However, captain Sanju Samson has said he hopes only individual performances can help them get back to the winning zone now.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson

Rajasthan Royals started the tournament with a defeat despite Sanju Samson’s blistering century against Punjab Kings at the Wankhede stadium. Although their only win came against Delhi Capitals so far on the back of David Miller and Chris Morris, they have been facing a few big blows in recent times as well.

“Speaking of which, I felt the rhythm return to my batting against RCB after two off games. I thought I was playing every ball the way it was meant to be played, and the flow was great all the way until the ball I got out,” Sanju Samson wrote in his column for Hindustan Times.

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“The positive way to look at that is, yes, we are all finding our touch as individuals. Now I can only hope that these individual performances are soon converted into match-winning performances. Until then, rest assured that we are keeping the faith,” he further added.

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Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Meanwhile, they wouldn’t get the service of their two key players – Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes due to their injuries. Even, Liam Livingstone also returned home, owing to the bio-bubble fatigue. However, Sanju Samson backed him and said that he completely understood Livingstone’s decision. He also stated that it has given opportunities to other players to showcase their talent as well.

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“The bubble fatigue is bad enough for everyone. But it is even worse if you aren’t playing matches. So I completely understand where Liam (Livingstone) came from. The management was very understanding about what he wanted and we proceeded exactly as per his wishes. Sure, the exits and injuries have left us far from full-strength; but we have enough great talent–Indian and international–in our ranks, so I’m far from complaining. Just look at what Shivam Dube did against RCB after we were four down for 70. Shivam didn’t have the best of starts in the IPL, but we knew it was just a matter of one game to turn things around at a personal level,” Sanju Samson concluded.