Captain Steve Smith and Sanju Samson played a 121-run partnership after a difficult start and the fans are loving their effort.
After losing an early wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal in only the third over, Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith and Sanju Samson combined for 121 runs to take their side out from the state of bother against Chennai Super Kings. Samson, in particular, took no time to settle and there was absolutely no stopping him. While Smith stayed on the line, playing it slow, Samson hit the Chennai bowlers left, right and centre.
His favourite prey, however, was leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, who was coming on the back of an excellent game against Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener. Showing no mercy, Samson hit the leggie for three sixes in an over after having hit Ravindra Jadeja for two in the earlier over. His efforts continued after a rather quite over, but his innings came to unfortunate end in the after being caught by Deepak Chahar off Lungi Ngidi's delivery.
The rest of the Rajasthan pack fell like the house of cards, but the skipper stayed on the field until the 19th over, and the fans, or even the neutrals, can't help but appreciate the efforts from the Rajasthan duo. This is how they are reacting to it:
— Mojo (@Singhlicious) September 22, 2020
Sanju Samson @IamSanjuSamson just played the best innings of #IPL2020 yet & Steve Smith @stevesmith49 seems invincible
How scary will the Rajasthan Royals be once Jos Butler & Ben stokes are back! 😱 #RRvCSK#Rr
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) September 22, 2020
— Himanshu Duragkar (@himaxduragkar) September 22, 2020
Carnage out there from Sanju Samson and Steve smith 🔥don’t miss this epic match
— Naveen Anand (@filmlover4life) September 22, 2020
Sanju Samson playing a screamer here but STILL! STEVE SMITH IS THE DANGERMAN! make no mistake about it🔥🔥🔥#CSK
— ArunAshok (@arun661) September 22, 2020
Sanju Samson is not just the best wicketkeeper batsmen in India but the best young batsman in India!
Anyone up for debate?
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 22, 2020
Congrats to Steve Smith, Sanju Samson and Piyush Chawla for their half centuries 🥳🥳🥳
— Wokebuster Musafir (@MadarasiMunda) September 22, 2020
Stayed up to watch Steve Smith, but have instead been treated to a masterclass from Sanju Samson.
74 off 31 balls for Samson, including nine sixes.
Rajasthan Royals are 132/2 off 11.4 overs, with Smith on 49*.#IPL2020#RRvCSK#RRpic.twitter.com/MFGjixVOR5
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) September 22, 2020
Sanju Samson and Steve Smith playing EA Sports Cricket with 2 stars difficulty
— THANK YOU GARETH BALE (@ronaldobhakt) September 22, 2020
Sanju samson and steve smith hitting sixes to CSK bowlers pic.twitter.com/uzpfRMn2f3
— punindian (@punindiann) September 22, 2020