After RR suffer first IPL 2024 defeatSanju Samson fined Rs 12 lakh

On Wednesday night the Rajasthan Royals‘ dream run in the IPL 2024 season came to a crashing halt. Not only did they suffer their first defeat of the season against the Gujarat Titans, but their skipper, Sanju Samson, was also fined Rs 12 lakh by BCCI for maintaining a slow over rate during the match.

The Royals, who had a strong start to the season, were outplayed by the Titans in a close encounter at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.

Despite valiant efforts from Riyan Parag (76 runs) and Sanju Samson himself (68 runs not out), the Royals’ total of 196/3 proved insufficient. Openers Shubman Gill (72 runs) for the Titans anchored their chase, with crucial cameos from Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan sealing the victory on the very last ball.

Adding salt to the wounds, skipper Sanju Samson was penalised for his team’s slow over rate during the match. This being the Royals’ first offense of the season regarding minimum over rate as per the IPL’s Code of Conduct, Samson received a hefty fine of Rs 12 lakh.


Apr 11, 2024 4:01 AM