The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper, Sanju Samson has received a fine of INR 24 Lakhs for maintaining a slow over-rate during the 36th match of the IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Abu Dhabi. If he is found of the offense again, then he will be receiving a ban for a game.
Announcing the same, BCCI said, “The Rajasthan Royals have been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 25.”
The rest of the members of the playing XI have been fined lesser than either ₹6 lakhs or 25 percent of their individual match fee. RR suffered a comprehensive loss in the game against DC by 33 runs. The Capitals bowling unit restricted the Royals to 121 for six after the team put on board 154 for six on the back of Shreyas Iyer’s 43 and a late flourish provided by Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 28 runs off 16 balls.
DC huffed and puffed to reach 154/6 in 20 overs. Mustafizur and Chetan Sakariya, the both, picked two wickets apiece for RR. In response, Rajasthan Royals’ innings got jolted early as Avesh Khan and Anrich Nortje made life difficult for the batsmen. Liam Livingstone, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and David Miller got out inside the powerplay.
Sanju Samson was standing tall at one end but couldn’t enforce life into RR’s chase. He saw his partners throwing their wickets away. Mahipal Lomror scored 19 runs but they came in 24 balls, which eventually swelled the asking rate for RR. Sanju Samson was unscathed of how things were going at the other end. He scored unbeaten 70 runs in 53 balls, where he hit eight fours and one six. But RR fell short by 33 runs.