Sanju Samson becomes first drummer to hit a century on debut as IPL captain

The Rajasthan Royals (RR) may have lost their first Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) match against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 12, 2021, in Mumbai, but their new captain Sanju Samson ended up in the book records after his incredible shot. of 119 tracks.

Sanju Samson (Image credit: Twitter)

Samson, who is leading the RR team for the first time in IPL, had won the draw and decided to play first. The Punjab Kings took full advantage of the Wankhede wicket and put a 221/6 mammoth on the board. Captain KL Rahul slammed 91 balls in 50 balls, while Deepak Hooda had fun with a 28 ball hit 64 points with 6 sixes. Even Chris Gayle did 40 runs in 28 balls to contribute to the carnage.

Sanju Samson goes bonkers with the bat on PBKS bowlers in the chase, IPL records

Everyone knew it was going to be a tough race and for the first 10 passes RR also seemed to be way behind the required race rate. They had lost their openers Ben Stokes (0) and Manan Vohra (12) on the cheap and Jos Buttler came out at the wrong time, despite a nice 25 points.

However, Sanju Samson was still there and hitting the ball in the park with ease. He then got the support of Shivam Dube (25) and Riyan Parag (25 in 11 balls) and launched into a completely different equipment.

Sanju Samson (Image credit: Twitter)
Sanju Samson (Image credit: Twitter)

He ended his century in just 54 balls and came out on the last ball of the match when RR needed 5 points to win, on 119 balls on 63 balls with 12 fours and 7 sixes to his name, ending what was really an all-time great sleeve. It was also his third century in IPL history, but RR lost the game by 4 points.

During his rounds, Samson broke several records, including the highest score in his debut as an IPL captain, beating Shreyas Iyer 93 for Delhi Capitals against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL. Third, on the list is Mumbai Indian all-rounder, Kieron Pollard. His 83 out of 31 balls against PBKS at Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2019 helped Mumbai win the match.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard (Image credit: Twitter)

Fourth comes Aaron Finch, who made 64 years of his debut as an IPL captain for Pune Warriors in the 2013 IPL and rounding out the top five is Murali Vijay, who made 55 for PBKS on his debut as captain against the Lions of Gujarat in IPL 2016.

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