IPL 2021: Sanju Samson made unique record in first match as captain. Let me tell you that Sanju Samson made a brilliant debut with the bat as captain of Rajasthan Royals against Punjab played yesterday. He scored an innings of 119 against Punjab Kings on Monday in this match. But Sanju could not win his team with this powerful innings. With the help of a century off 54 balls, Samson became the first player in IPL history as captain to score a century in his first match. Sanju had his third century in the IPL. In the list of batsmen who have scored the most centuries in IPL from India, he is second after Virat Kohli, who has five centuries in his name. Let me tell you that Samson’s innings as captain is more than the score of any other Indian player. Earlier, while debuting as a captain of a player, the highest score was 93 runs which Shreyas Iyer made for Delhi Capitals against KKR in 2018.
In this match, Rajasthan team lost to Punjab by 4 runs. After winning the toss by Rajasthan team, Punjab scored 221 for 6 wickets with the help of captain KL Rahul’s 91 and Deepak Hooda’s 64 runs after being invited to bat first. Apart from Samson’s century, no other batsman could support him for much longer. Rajasthan needed five runs to win on the last ball but Samson was caught on the boundary.
Friends tell you that after the match Samson said, ‘I have no words. The match was very close. We came close enough but unfortunately could not cross over…. I think I hit the shot well, the timing was good but the boundary was caught. It’s just part of the game. ‘