The Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday did not end in a thrilling manner, which disappointed RR skipper Sanju Samson. Samson’s squad was leading until the final ball, when Abdul Samad smashed a six on a free hit due to the previous ball being a no-ball. This was a crushing defeat for Samson’s side. The defeat has put RR in a perilous position because they will no longer be in the top four when they play their next game on May 14.
“I had a lot of faith in Sandeep.” He won us a game that was nearly identical. “He did it again today, but that no-ball hurt us because it changed the score,” Samson said after the game to reporters.
“To tell the truth, we all know that’s what IPL gives you.” This type of match is what makes the IPL so exciting. “You can never, ever feel like you’ve won,” Samson explained.
RR was attempting to defend a 215-run lead when Sandeep Sharma delivered a dot ball on the final ball of the innings with SRH needing five runs to win. However, in an unusual turn of events, the dot ball was deemed a no-ball, leaving RR vulnerable. Sandeep’s prepared yorker went incorrect, as he was hammered for six with the final ball at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
“It’s a no-ball, so you’ll have to bowl it over again.” “You don’t think about it too much,” Samson replied when asked how he felt about having to collect his warriors.
“Sandeep seems to know what to do.” However, there may be a brief mental shift when you believe the task is complete. Everyone seemed to be having a fantastic time.
“But that’s just how the game is.” You can’t cross the line at that stage in the game.”
The defeat has increased the pressure on RR, who will drop out of the top four when the Punjab Kings face the Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. If PBKS wins, RR is out, and if the Mumbai Indians (MI) or Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) win on Tuesday, they might plummet as low as sixth place.
On Sunday, RR will face RCB in the IPL’s last round, when points will be more crucial than results.