MS Dhoni is considered as one of the most influential captains in the IPL as well as on the international level. Sanju Samson, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, would like to be himself because he knows no one will match the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain. Rajasthan Royals will be led by Samson in the 2021 IPL season, after the franchise parted ways with last year’s captain Steve Smith ahead of the auction. “I don’t believe anyone can equal MS Dhoni’s success. I’d like to be who I am. Sanju Samson would be sufficient “According to the Rajasthan Royals website, Samson said.
The Rajasthan Royals may have finished last in the standings, but they were just two points behind the third and fourth-placed teams in the world’s best T20 league in 2020, such was the fierce rivalry.
Samson thanked the Royals’ fans for their help during the rollercoaster journey, promising to put a smile back on their faces in this year’s IPL.
“I’d like to express my gratitude to each and every fan for their unwavering love and commitment to our team. I’ll make sure we have a nice time and put a smile on your faces by playing some good cricket for you. Thank you so much, gentlemen “Samson remarked.
The Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 16.25 crore for South African all-rounder Chris Morris, making him the most expensive player at the February mini-auction.
The Royals have bolstered their lower-order with the inclusion of Bangladesh left-armer Mustafizur Rehman and India all-rounder Shivam Dube.
“I believe our team’s management did an outstanding job at the auction, since we were able to secure nearly any player we desired. This season, every player’s contribution would be critical “Samson remarked.
The IPL will kick off on April 9 with a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals will face Punjab Kings in their first game on April 12 in Mumbai.