Sanju Samson slapped by BCCI with a hefty fine after DC vs RR

Updated - 08 May 2024, 10:49 AM

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Credits: Getty)

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has been fined 30% of his match fees against the Delhi Capitals last night for his inappropriate behavior towards the Umpires. 

Sanju Samson was seen in an animated mode after a decision of his catch by DC fielder Shai Hope near the boundary ropes was given out. Following a thorough review from all possible angles, the 3rd Umpire had concluded that Hope's feet didn't touch the boundary cushion and that the catch was legal. 

Sanju Samson and RR dugout create nuisance

Sanju Samson, including everyone in the Rajasthan Royals dugout, expressed their disbelief and disregard for the Umpire's decision. However, the RR captain went a bit too far while expressing his displeasure to the on-field Umpire and for that, he has been 30% of his match fees. 

While it really was a close call, Sanju Samson after watching the incident a couple of times in the jumbo screen, expressed his own views to the on-field Umpire. He expressed his disagreement to the 3rd Umpire's decision but in a way that seemed a bit threatening to the officials. 

This kind of behavior was always going to get Sanju Samson into trouble. Expressing views is one thing but being aggressive while making those expressions are not the right thing to do. But at the same time there's another question that gets raised. 

RCB's Virat Kohli, too, had expressed his views on the no ball to which he was give out to a couple of weeks ago against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The former Bengaluru captain was much more aggressive than Sanju Samson but Kohli went away with it safely but the latter had to pay the price. 

Fans are arguing about the same thing on social media platforms that why are the rules in IPL 2024 so biased. Sanju Samson was also somehow lucky to just get a 30% match fees sanction as it could have been much more. 

And for a fact, Sanju Samson had his own reasons to get angry. Firstly because he was the only hope that the Rajasthan Royals had during their attempt to chase down 222 runs posted by Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals.

Secondly he didn't find the support of any of his teammates and even if he had found support, they were extremely short-lived. So in more than one ways, Sanju Samson was the narrow ray of light that the Royals had. A win yesterday could have taken the 2008 champions through to the play-offs for the second time in three seasons. 

But after the 20-run loss at the National Capital, Rajasthan Royals will have to wait a while to get officially qualified for the play-offs. 

3 tough matches await for Rajasthan Royals

In order to retain their hopes to qualify for the play-offs, the Rajasthan Royals will have to go through a series of 3 tough matches. On Sunday, 12th May, RR will take on the Chennai Super Kings in Chepauk before welcoming the Punjab Kings and KKR at the Sawai Mansingh stadium on 15th and 19th May.