IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson keeps the toss coin with him yet again

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson keeps the toss coin with him yet again

Notably, the Royals’ skipper had quickly grabbed the coin only a few days ago, when his side was against Punjab Kings.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

It seems that Sanju Samson’s obsession with pocketing the toss coins is not going to end soon. The 12th fixture of the Indian Premier League is on its way with the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking a go at each other.

As the two captains came out for the toss, MS Dhoni flipped the coin, which fell close to Samson, who won both the toss and the toss coin. Notably, the Royals’ skipper had quickly grabbed the coin only a few days ago, when his side was against Punjab Kings.

Much against his childlike wish to keep it as a possession, he revealed post-match that he was asked to return it as the match referee conveyed to him that it is not allowed. On being asked the reason as to why did he keep it in the first place, Samson candidly responded about finding the coin “really nice”.

“The coin looked really nice so I pocketed it. I asked the match-referee if I can have it, but he said no, it is now allowed,” Samson said regarding the incident during the post-match presentation ceremony. Perhaps, seeing a different referee in the current game, the skipper tried his luck again tonight as he picked it up and went straight to Simon Doull, the broadcaster, to convey his choice having won the toss.

Both RR, CSK with two points 

Speaking about both the teams’ performances so far in the league, Chennai Super Kings came back with a bang, defeating Punjab Kings by 6 wickets and 26 balls to spare, after they suffered a comprehensive 7-wicket loss against the Delhi Capitals in their tournament opener.

The Royals, on the other hand, went down by merely four runs in a gut-wrenching affair against Punjab Kings, where despite their skipper Samson’s magnificent effort with the bat (119 off merely 63), they went on to lose the game on the last ball. Fortunes for them changed against the Delhi Capitals when they pulled off a miraculous victory from the jaws of defeat courtesy of David Miller and Chris Morris’ heroics.