On a lighter note, there was a specific moment during the game that went viral on social media. With even Rajasthan Royals taking a vicious dig at it.
The IPL 2023 season hasn’t been the best for the Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan picked up where they left off in 2022. The year they finished as runners-up but faltered in the second half of the season.
They take on Punjab Kings at Dharamsala on Friday in a game that is both life or death and a fight for survival in the hopes of reviving their chances. Although a lot will depend on other factors for the 2008 champions.
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Losing four of their final five games. Leaving their chances of making the playoffs hanging by a thread. IPL broadcasters’ major error results in Samson losing his captaincy. Rajasthan Royals responds by naming Chahal as the new captain.
On a more lighthearted note, there was a specific moment during the game that went viral on social media. With even Rajasthan Royals taking a vicious dig at it. Well, it resulted in Sanju Samson losing his captaincy. How?
Samson was questioned by presenter and former Zimbabwe cricketer Mpumelelo Mbangwa about his decision. After Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first in the crucial match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.
The broadcasters were roasted by Rajasthan Royals in a tweet they share a year ago
According to the broadcasting rule, when two people are speaking one-on-one, their names are flashed on the screen. Therefore, when Samson was speaking with the presenter. The broadcasters should have shown his name. But instead, they wrote: “Yuzvendra Chahal, Rajasthan Royals captain”.
.@StarSportsIndia you're not the first ones 😂 https://t.co/yHtatjXhdj
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 19, 2023
Later, Rajasthan Royals shared a tweet from last year and savagely criticized the broadcasters for the error. “@StarSportsIndia you’re not the first ones,” they wrote in the caption ”.
Trent Boult was reinstated to the playing XI after being benched in the previous game. Dismissed Prabhsimran Singh with the first ball of the innings. Navdeep Saini is playing in his first match for Rajasthan this season.
With a 28-ball 44 that included three boundaries and as many maximums, Jitesh Sharma attempted to offer some resistance, but Saini was able to halt his onslaught in the 14th over.
Despite having the same number of points as Royal Challengers Bangalore (14). RR could move up to fourth place in the standings if they win today. RCB have a game scheduled, whereas RR will play their final game on Friday.