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Shaun Pollock gets ‘surprised’ by Sanju Samson’s baffling tactics
By SMCS - May 6, 2023 5:20 pm
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Rajasthan Royals faced a rather forgettable defeat against Gujarat Titans in Match 48 of IPL 2023, losing by 9 wickets in Jaipur on Friday. While chasing a target of 119 runs, GT reached 119/1 in 13.5 overs, with Wriddhiman Saha smashing an unbeaten knock of 41 runs off 34 balls. Meanwhile, captain Hardik Pandya also played a quickfire unbeaten knock of 39 off 15 balls as well. The Rajasthan Royals bowlers had a poor outing, with Yuzvendra Chahal picking a wicket.

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Sanju Samson left the GT bowlers clueless

Speaking on Cricbuzz, former South Africa cricketer Shaun Pollock stated that he was surprised by RR captain Samson’s tactics, especially his use of spinners in the game as well. “I was a little bit surprised by some of the tactics employed there. After 1-2 overs, you realized that it wasn’t really swinging. So, they were late to get to the spinners to look if maybe if they could have had an impact, was a little bit of a surprise”, he said.

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Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer and Sanju Samson kept RR in the game

Shaun Pollock also added that as GT reached the target with ease, it showed that Rajasthan Royals simply had a batting meltdown. “There wasn’t much on the surface, it is got to be disappointing to be bowled out for 118. The ease with which they reached 119 just shows that it was a batting meltdown rather than anything to do with the conditions”, he said.

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After the win, Gujarat Titans remained on top of the IPL 2023 points table, with 14 points in 10 matches so far as well. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals are fourth with 10 points in 10 games as well.