Sanju Samson who was standing as a captain of the Rajasthan Royals for the first time in his IPL career picked up the coin for the toss and pocketed it which turned viral on social media. Rajasthan decided to let go of Steve Smith from the squad this year and subsequently, Sanju Samson was named the captain of the side.
It was not a huge surprise as the wicket-keeper batsman has been backed by the franchise for a long time and Sanju Samson has come off age to become the captain of the side. The youngster was dropped from the Indian limited-overs squad recently after some poor outings in international cricket. He will have a tough road ahead of the T20 World Cup to make a comeback.
“The Coin (at the toss) Looked Brilliant, So I Pocketed It” – Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson who took the coin after the toss and pocketed it had revealed the reason behind the move was that the coin looked brilliant and it tempted him to pocked it. However, the match referee Manu Nayyar did not allow it and the hilarious incident shook the social media. Samson was standing as the captain for the first time in IPL and he won the toss and elected to bowl first in the flat Mumbai wicket.
“The coin (at the toss) looked brilliant, so I pocketed it. I asked the referee if I can have it, but he said no,” said Sanju Samson who went back with a smile. A lot of experts predicted the likes of Buttler and Stokes to become the next captain, but the Royals went with the Indian youngster.
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Rajasthan Royals Looks Bit More Balanced This Year
The Royals have invested in a lot of youngsters in their bowling as well as batting and they have a much more balanced squad this year. They have roped in the services of Chris Morris, who can be a match-winner and will provide great support for Jofra Archer at the other end. They have added Shivam Dube and Chetan Sakariya who have had a decent domestic season off late. This could be a big year for the franchise.
Royals will be looking to kick start their campaign with a win against the Punjab Kings team.