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Sanju Samson lauds team’s intent

We all knew he was due for a good innings: Skipper on Yashasvi Jaiswal
Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson
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Our Bureau   |   Published 08.05.22, 12:56 AM

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson lauded Man of the Match Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 41-ball 68 that paved the way for the team’s successful chase on Saturday.

“We all knew he was due for a good innings. He spent some quality time training and lots of hours in the nets,” Samson said after the Royals’ six-wicket victory over Punjab Kings. “We all knew that he is due for runs, so we are very happy for him.

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“I wanted to chase in some games and win it... It was a really good wicket and really great intent shown by almost every batsman,” Samson said of their first win while chasing.

Young Jaiswal was elated: “To be honest, I didn’t know I’ll be the Man of the Match. It’s an amazing feeling whenever I go and bat,” he said.

The 20-year-old dedicated the award to Zubin Bharucha, the head of cricket at the Royals. “I want to dedicate this innings to Zubin Sir. He has helped me a lot during all the times... whenever I was down. He has been pushing me always. It’s been a pleasure to perform like this,” Jaiswal said.



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