In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets on Saturday to keep their hopes of reaching the playoffs alive. The target of 190 runs was achieved by Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan for the loss of three wickets in 17.3 overs. For Rajasthan, Shivam Dube, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Evin Lewis played brilliant innings. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson praised his batsmen after the match and said that we know their abilities. He said the powerplay ended the game.
Sanju Samson said after the win, ‘We are aware of the capabilities of the people in our batting unit. So when we lose there is disappointment. The wicket was playing really well in the last 3-4 overs, so we knew it would be much better in the second innings. I am glad that I guessed correctly that the pitch will be better in the second innings and it happened. He (opener) is giving a good start, he almost finished the game in the powerplay. He further added, “Very happy for Jaiswal, we are sure he will make it big. He is always eating (laughs). We have been discussing Dubey in the last 2-3 matches. We thought today might be his day. He is working very hard in the nets.
Sanju Samson also praised CSK opener Rituraj Gaikwad. He said, ‘Rituraj Gaikwad had an incredible batting. We are really scared of this kind of batsman. He plays a lot of cricketing shots. There is no risk in the way he plays. I am very happy that he scored a century, respect him. We are not looking too far ahead, watching only one match at a time.