Sanju Samson Stands Ground As Krunal Pandya Misses Catch. Here’s What Happened Next


Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Sanju Samson and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) all-rounder Krunal Pandya were involved in a light-hearted moment during the IPL 2024 match in Jaipur on Sunday. The incident happened on the second ball of the sixth over of RR's innings, when Riyan Parag was in the middle with Samson. Parag misplayed his shot as Krunal's ball took the top edge of his bat. The ball bounces towards the non-striker's end. Krunal tried to complete a catch and was bowled, but Samson, who was at the non-striker's end, stood his ground, denying Krunal the wicket.

Despite this, Krunal hugged Samson in a light-hearted moment, which has gone viral on social media.

Talking about the match, RR captain Samson won the toss and decided to bowl against LSG at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Speaking on the toss, Samson said that Riyan Parag will be his number four batsman. He said that Rovman Powell can come as an influential player during the match.

“We would like to bat first today. It looks like a good batting wicket, we were able to do both, but today we have a different combination. Coming back to Jaipur gives a positive atmosphere in the dressing room. Riyan Parag Our No. 4 will be there, Jos, Hetty, Boult – Powell can come in as an impact player,” said Samson.

Rahul, on the other hand, said that if he had won the toss, he would have batted first. The LSG captain also confirmed that Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran and Naveen-ul-Haq are his four overseas players.

“We would have batted earlier also, but the wicket looks good. I am happy to be back on the field, injuries have become my best friend over the years, but it keeps you hungry and performing better.” you're back. QdK, Pooran, Stoinis and Naveen-ul-Haq are our four overseas options. Our focus at the moment is on this game,” Rahul said.

Playing XI of Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper/captain), Ryan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI: KL Rahul (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Devdutt Padikkal, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur.

(With ANI inputs)

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