IPL 2021: Sanju Samson set a new record for his captaincy: became the first captain to do so

IPL 2021: In the history of the Indian Premier League, the 14th season of 2021, wicketkeeper batsman Sanju Samson, who captained for the first time, scored a century while playing a blazing innings.

The new Rajasthan Royals captain has scored his first IPL century during his captaincy while batting against the KXIP.

After losing the toss and batting first, the KXIP team scored a score of 221 runs in the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.

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In response to which the Rajasthan Royals team could chase down the target and scored 217 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.

In this exciting match, the Punjab team made a great debut by winning the match by 4 runs. Sanju Samson showed an amazing performance, captaining the Rajasthan Royals in the first match.

IPL 2021. (Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI)

Which no other batsman had done the feat of scoring a century in the first match of his captaincy in the IPL. Sanju Samson was given the responsibility of captaincy after the release of Steve Smith for the 14th season.

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After scoring a half-century on 33 balls, Sanju Samson also completed his century on 54 balls. The Indian batsman completed his century with the help of 5 sixes and 12 fours.

This is Sanju Samson’s third century in Indian Premier League history. He had earlier scored a century in the previous season as well.

In the same year in 2017, he scored a century against Rising Pune Supergiant. After that, he played 102 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the year 2019.

Whereas he now scored his third century against Sanju Samson in the year 2021. The highest century in the history of IPL cricket is recorded in the name of dangerous batsman Chris Gayle of KXIP.

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He has played a total of 6 century innings in the history of the Indian Premier League. After this, Virat Kohli has 5 and Sean Watson, David Warner has played 4 centuries.

In the first innings of this IPL 2021 match, KXIP captain Lokesh Rahul also played a brilliant knock of 91 runs in 50 balls.

He came very close to scoring a century but due to the excellent catch of Rahul Tewatia, he missed his century. Lokesh Rahul managed to hit 7 fours and 5 sixes during this innings.


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