CricketSkipper Samson reacts following a nail-biting defeat against SRH
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Skipper Samson reacts following a nail-biting defeat against SRH

In the 16th season of the IPL, a close fight was witnessed in the match between Sanju Samson-led RR and Aiden Markram-led SRH played late on Sunday night during the 52nd match. However, Abdul Samad not only won Hyderabad by hitting a six on the last ball but also kept alive the hope of playing in the playoffs for the Orange Army.

When 5 needed off-ball for SRH, Sandeep Sharma bowled a brilliant ball to seal the match for the Hosts, but it was given as a no-ball by the umpire. Following, now SRH needed 4 of 1 ball and Samad the out of the park to secure two crucial points for his side, while playing a 17 of 7 match-winning cameos.

But this defeat has increased the difficulty of the RR camp. Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson looked very disappointed after this defeat.

Sanju Samson said after the match, “This is what you get from the Indian Premier League. For this reason, the IPL is special. You can never feel that you have won the match. We knew that SRH could win the match by batting well. But we had hoped for Sandeep Sharma. The seamer has won this type of situation for us before. But it went wrong after that no-ball by Sandeep Sharma which was hard to digest, says Samson.

Samson reacts after defeat over SRH

The 28-year-old Pink Army’s skipper described his team’s batting as the best. He said, “RR had batted well and scored a good score on this track. But Sunrisers batted with a plan and they should get the credit for the win.

The wicketkeeper and skipper of the side further said, “It took a while, we have won. But the no-ball allowed him to stay only for a few seconds. Our batting was good and we scored a good score. Life can never be easy while playing in this format. Every day’s matches take new tests. You have to give your best. We will try to return.

While batting first, RR scored 214 runs in 20 overs. However, Rajasthan will be disappointed. The Orange Army won the match by 6 wickets on the very last ball of the match. Abdul Samad was the hero for HYD in this match, who pulled off a last-ball thrilling six against Sandeep Sharma.