“Focus on things that are in our hands” Sanju Samson’s advice to RR teammates after losing CSK vs RR

The 61st IPL match was held between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is full of high energy and excitement from fans of the home-team CSK who came victorious today.

The match was a crucial one for Chennai Super Kings as they were in a do or die situation if they wished to go for the playoffs. After an excruciating loss against Gujarat Titans, CSK needed to win their next two fixtures, out of which todays match came in their favor  . Winning the match would have meant a direct entry into the playoffs for Rajasthan.

Samson says RR was 20-25 runs short

Addressing his fans and the audience today at Chepauk, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said, that their team was short of 20 to 25 runs, the captain had predicted a score of around 170, after a good score in the powerplay.

“I think after the powerplay the message was slow and two paced. Hence after the powerplay the score we were expecting was 170, we were short 20-25 runs. Simarjeet bowled really well.”

Samson further advised his teammates to focus on the matches, rather than qualifying for the playoffs, though it is natural to do the latter.

“It’s normal to keep on thinking about qualification, need to focus on what is under our control. I would like to tell my team-mates, need to focus on things that are in our hand. Need to focus on the process and hope to win the next game.” Samson added.

Did CSK have an upper hand at Chepauk?

Sanju Samson thinks that the other team might have had some upper hand, especially considering the fact that Chepauk is their home ground. He also accepted the mistake of batting first, not knowing that the pitch could’ve gotten better in the second innings.

“We are not really sure what to expect from away games. We thought batting first was the better option. They had a better idea of what to chase being used to playing here, we thought it would have been slower in the second innings, but the wicket was instead better. When you play at night chasing is a no-brainer due to the dew. The pitch gets heated up during summers so I expected the wicket to slow down in the second innings.” He said.

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The 61st IPL match was held between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is full of high energy and excitement from fans of the home-team CSK who came victorious today.

The match was a crucial one for Chennai Super Kings as they were in a do or die situation if they wished to go for the playoffs. After an excruciating loss against Gujarat Titans, CSK needed to win their next two fixtures, out of which todays match came in their favor  . Winning the match would have meant a direct entry into the playoffs for Rajasthan.

Samson says RR was 20-25 runs short

Addressing his fans and the audience today at Chepauk, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said, that their team was short of 20 to 25 runs, the captain had predicted a score of around 170, after a good score in the powerplay.

“I think after the powerplay the message was slow and two paced. Hence after the powerplay the score we were expecting was 170, we were short 20-25 runs. Simarjeet bowled really well.”

Samson further advised his teammates to focus on the matches, rather than qualifying for the playoffs, though it is natural to do the latter.

“It's normal to keep on thinking about qualification, need to focus on what is under our control. I would like to tell my team-mates, need to focus on things that are in our hand. Need to focus on the process and hope to win the next game.” Samson added.

Did CSK have an upper hand at Chepauk?

Sanju Samson thinks that the other team might have had some upper hand, especially considering the fact that Chepauk is their home ground. He also accepted the mistake of batting first, not knowing that the pitch could've gotten better in the second innings.

“We are not really sure what to expect from away games. We thought batting first was the better option. They had a better idea of what to chase being used to playing here, we thought it would have been slower in the second innings, but the wicket was instead better. When you play at night chasing is a no-brainer due to the dew. The pitch gets heated up during summers so I expected the wicket to slow down in the second innings.” He said.

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