IPL 2021: Sanju Samson leaps full length and grabs a stunner to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan

IPL 2021: Sanju Samson leaps full length and grabs a stunner to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan scored only nine runs before getting out.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are currently fighting it out at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in match 7 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Royals skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and had no hesitation in opting to field first given the history of the venue. They had almost chased down 220-odd in the last game against the Punjab Kings at the same ground.

The Wankhede pitch has always has something in it for the first couple of overs for the pacers and RR took advantage of it. Jaydev Unadkat, playing his first game of the season, started in grand fashion dismissing Prithvi Shaw in the second over of the innings itself. The pacer nipped out the other DC opener Shikhar Dhawan in his next over as well.

Though the wicket went to Unadkat’s name, full credit of the same has to go to the RR skipper Sanju Samson who grabbed a sensational catch behind the wickets. Dhawan premeditated a scoop shot against the fullish delivery. But he couldn’t time the ball as hit the top part of the bat and even then, was flying to the boundary down the leg-side.

However, Samson had other ideas as he decided to go for the catch and timed his jump to perfection. He leapt to his right and pulled off a stunning catch making the RR dug-out stand and applaud his efforts.

Here’s the video:

DC and RR make two changes to the side

As for the team combinations, both DC and RR made two changes each to the side. The Capitals handed a debut to Lalit Yadav and also included their gun bowler Kagiso Rabada who completed his mandatory seven-day quarantine. They dropped Shimron Hetmyer and Amit Mishra who hadn’t done much in their opening game of the season.

For the Royals, Jaydev Unadkat and David Miller came in at the expense of Ben Stokes, who has been ruled out of the side, and Shreyas Gopal. Unadkat proved the captain’s decision right picking up DC’s top three in no time and getting the team off to a great start with the ball.