Sanju Samson Achieves Historic Feat, Becomes First Batter To Score 3,000 Runs For Rajasthan Royals In IPL


Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson completed 3,000 runs for his franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday, becoming the first batter to do so. Samson reached this milestone during his side’s IPL 2023 match against Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In the match, during a run-chase of 178 runs, Samson scored a game-changing 60 runs in just 32 balls. His knock consisted of three fours and six sixes. His runs came at a strike rate of 187.50.

For RR in 115 matches, Samson has scored 3,006 runs at an average of 29.76 and a strike rate of 139.10. He has scored two centuries and 16 fifties for the side, with the best score of 119.

His most prolific season came in 2021. In 14 matches that year, he scored 484 runs at an average of 40.33 and a strike rate of 136.72. He scored one century and two half-centuries, with the best score of 119.

Behind him in the run-scoring charts for RR are Ajinkya Rahane (2,810 runs in 100 matches), Jos Buttler (2,508 in 63 matches), Shane Watson (2,372 runs in 78 matches) and Rahul Dravid (1,276 runs in 46 matches).

In his IPL career, which also saw him represent Delhi Capitals, Sanju has scored 3,683 runs at an average of 29.23 and a strike rate of 136.76. He has scored three centuries and 19 fifties in his career, with the best score of 119. Sanju is the 17th-highest run-scorer in the league’s history.

The 2021 IPL season remains his most prolific season ever.

The top five-run scorers in IPL are Virat Kohli (6,838 runs in 227 matches), Shikhar Dhawan (6,477 runs in 210 matches), David Warner (6,109 runs in 167 matches), Rohit Sharma (5,986 runs in 231 matches) and Suresh Raina (5,528 runs in 205 matches).

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Topics mentioned in this article



Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechnoCodex is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment