IPL 2021: Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals Fined For Slow Over-rate vs Delhi Capitals
IPL 2021: Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals Fined For Slow Over-rate vs Delhi Capitals

Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson has been fined Rs 24 lakh after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their game against the Delhi Capitals on Saturday afternoon in Abu Dhabi. This is also the second offence of Sanju Samson and his side; he was fined Rs 12 lakh for a slow over-rate against Punjab Kings a few days ago.

The rest of the members of the playing XI each have been fined lesser of either Rs 6 lakhs or 25 percent of their individual match fee. This is rubbing salt on RR’s wounds as they suffered a 33-run loss by the hands of the Capitals.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sanju Samson To Get Banned If RR Maintain Slow Over-Rate Again:

Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals have breached IPL’s code of conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences in two consecutive matches and have been fined for the same. If they maintain slow over-rate in their next match, Captain Sanju Samson will be handed one-match ban by the IPL. The IPL, on Saturday released a statement of handing Rajasthan Royals team fine for slow-over rate offences against Delhi Capitals.

“As it was the team’s second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was fined Rs 24 lakh. The rest of the members of the playing XI were each fined lesser of either Rs 6 lakh or 25 per cent of their individual match fee,” said a release from the IPL

I thought the target was chaseable: Sanju Samson

Following the loss, Sanju Samson lamented the batting effort. He thought the target which his side was set, 155, was one which they were capable of scoring down.

The skipper’s batted valiantly for his 70 unbeaten runs but nobody else could cross 20 as RR fell 33-run short of DC’s total.

Sanju Samson, Kartik Tyagi, Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo: BCCI)

“A target of 155 with the quality of batsmen we have, I thought it was chaseable. We had the batting to go after it. I think we will come back stronger in the next game. The emotions are on the higher side, we’ll think about it tomorrow morning. The pitch was not that slow. It was holding up, but if we had a few wickets in hand we could have got the over the line,” the RR skipper said at the post-match conference. 

Sanju Samson believes his side will come back stronger in their next game, which will be against Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday in Dubai. RR have 4 wins in 9 matches and still control their destiny, should they win further.

Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, again jump to the top of the table and now with 16 points have sealed a playoff berth.

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