This season has been fantastic for the Rajasthan royals fans. After a long wait of 14 years, Rajasthan Royals have made their way into the final of the Indian Premier League 2022. Rajasthan Royals, led by Sanju Samson, won the qualifiers in Ahmedabad by seven wickets over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Under Samson's brilliant captaincy, Rajasthan Royals have done commendably throughout this season. Samson's style of playing cricket is very unique, and he has proved it time and again. Recently, in an interview with Gaurav Kapoor on 'Breakfast with Champions', Samson's statement went viral on Twitter, in which he is seen talking about Samson having a positive attitude despite the failures that come his way. During this interview, the RR captain said that he wanted to make an impact on the team and is not focusing on scoring a lot of runs. "I'm not here to score too many runs. I just want to score some runs that prove to be impressive for the team. "
Against Gujarat on Tuesday, Samson was timing the ball well on the first innings pitch. He could have scored big if he wanted to. Instead, he took it upon himself to ease some pressure off Buttler's shoulder and worked on the formula of taking him to the slog overs. Samson scored 47 runs in just 26 balls in the match. In the final playoffs, he contributed 23 runs in 21 balls, which did not stop the run-off after Jaiswal's wicket and cleared the way for Buttler to score big runs.
Recently, Sangakkara appreciated Samson's passion for cricket and his 'efforts to experiment in captaincy'. We have seen how throughout the season they have improved themselves in each area. He trusted his team and in return, the team has taken him to the finals as a leader.
As a captain, Samson has no qualms about taking risks in his mind and in Rajasthan Royals, his mindset fits perfectly with his role, which is quite different from most of the top-order Indian batsmen who are captaining their franchises.
Throughout the season, he has taken mathematical risks and succeeded in most of them. It will be interesting to see what captain Samson plans to do in the final match. It is not easy for fast-paced players like Ashwin, Chahal, Jos Buttler, and Trent Boult, as well as youngsters like the famous Krishna and Yashasvi Jaiswal to take over the command of a super pack; But Samson has done it in the best way possible.
A few days ago, Irfan Pathan had termed Samson as a "Khatron Ke Khiladi" and "one of the finest young captains of the IPL". Social media users have also consistently praised and supported the team and captain. Earlier, as Buttler scored his fourth century in this IPL and took Rajasthan to the final, there was an uproar on Twitter. The last match of the season will have a do-or-die situation for both teams. With more than 800 runs, Buttler has to take on Ferguson and Yash Dayal. Will Samson take any risks with Rashid Khan? What strategy will he adopt with Willie Chahal and experimental Ashwin? The anticipation is quite high. Fans and cricket lovers will surely remember this match for ages to come.!!!