Mumbai: The fourth match of the 14th edition of IPL (IPL 2021) was played at the Chepauk Stadium (MA Chidambaram) in Chennai.13 runs were needed in the last over. And at the crease were Sanju Samson, the bowler’s washed-out, and Chris Morris, the most expensive player in IPL history. Even in such a situation, Punjab’s Arshdeep bowled well and did not allow Rajasthan to win the match. In all this, an incident took place on the field which should have raised questions among millions of cricket fans. The event was Sanju Samson and Chris Morris Among them, the incident is currently being discussed in the cricket world. (IPL 2021 PBKS vs RR Sanju Samson Chris Morris over the last Ball of Match)
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When a batsman chases a big target and showers the runs and tries to win the team but could not succeed even by scoring a century, then its tees are bad. In the IPL, this has happened twice when the player has scored a century while chasing the target and still the team has not won. It is a coincidence that this has happened both times with Rajasthan Royals and another coincidence is that Rajasthan has lost by four runs in both the matches.
What happened between Sanju Samson and Chris Morris?
Punjab needed 13 runs in the last over to win. KL Rahul handed the ball to Arshdeep Singh. Sanju Samson was on strike… Arshdeep bowled the first ball very well. On which no run went. Samson took a run off Arshdeep’s second ball. On the third ball, Morris took a run and gave the strike back to Sanju. Naturally, Arshdeep did not give the batsman a chance to hit an aggressive shot on the second and third balls.
Sanju Samson hit a superb six off Arshdeep’s fourth ball. The fifth ball Samson planned to hit outside the boundary but the fielder on the boundary blocked the ball. A run would have been easy this time but Sanju, full of confidence, decided not to run, he sent Chris Morris back from the half-pitch and he played the sixth ball with the confidence that I could win the match by hitting sixes while hitting 5 runs on the last ball. With 1 ball needed for 5 runs, He was caught by Deepak Hooda near the boundary in an attempt to hit a lofty shot.
Sanju Morris over last ball:
Sanju doesn’t trust Morris?
Earlier, a run was scored on the fifth ball. Still, Sanju sent Chris Morris back from half a pitch without taking a run. Sanju’s decision is now being discussed. Doesn’t Sanju believe Chris Morris, the most expensive player in IPL history with a bid of Rs 16.50 crore? This question came to the mind of everyone who watched the match.
Sanju Samson’s special answer
When Sanju was asked about Morris after the match, he expressed his views on the occasion. “I have no words to describe my feelings. My goal was to win Rajasthan. I wonder what I could have done more than this game? I thought I would hit a six off the last ball. I hit the ball with great force but it flew high without going over the boundary and Deepak Hooda did his job. In the end, it’s all part of the game, “said Sanju.
(Sanju Samson has scored three centuries in the IPL.)
Yusuf Pathan’s century was also got wasted
It was not the first time in the IPL that a batsman scored a century while chasing a target and still could not make the team cross the threshold of victory. Earlier on 13 March 2010, Yusuf Pathan could not win the team even after scoring a century. Pathan that time played for Rajasthan. In that match, Mumbai Indians scored 212 runs at the loss of six wickets while batting first. Pathan had scored an innings of 100 runs off just 37 balls hitting nine fours and eight sixes but he could not win Rajasthan. Rajasthan could only manage 208 runs after losing seven wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by four runs.
Sanju reached Rahul, Pant’s list
After the innings played by Sanju in this match, he has joined the list of Punjab captain KL Rahul and Delhi captain Rishabh Pant. Sanju’s innings of 119 runs against Punjab is the third-highest score by a Wicket-keeper batsman in the IPL. The first name in this list is Rahul who scored 132 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last season and the second is Pant who scored 128 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018.