Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Sanju Samson continued the amusing habit of keeping the tossed coin with him on Monday (April 19) when his team faced three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an IPL 2021 encounter in Mumbai.
Samson grabbed hold of the specially designed tossed coin for IPL fixtures after CSK’s legendary skipper MS Dhoni flipped it and it felt next to him. Samson won the toss and collected the coin before confirming his decision to bowl first.
In an earlier match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) as well, Samson had picked up the coin and put it in his pocket after the toss. While Samson brought out the child in him in possessing the coin, he revealed post the PBKS encounter that the match referee had actually asked him to return it as it is not allowed.
In the post-match presentation ceremony, Samson, when asked why had he kept the coin with him in the first place despite knowing the rules, he candidly responded by saying he found the coin “really nice”.
WATCH – RR captain Sanju Samson Keeps Tossed Coin With Him Again
“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,” Sanju Samson had said.
Sanju Samson, however, chanced his luck with the coin again versus CSK following the toss. Samson kept at his obsession of pocketing the tossed coin, having perhaps seen a different referee for the game. While Manu Nayyar was the match referee for RR’s match against PBKS, the clash versus CSK saw Prakash Bhatt being assigned the job.
Sanju Samson took the Toss coin away with him once again.
Will he get to keep it this time?
— CricXtasy (@CricXtasy) April 19, 2021
In the match against PBKS, Sanju Samson led his team from the front with an outstanding century in the run-chase. The elegant right-hander scored 119 runs off 63 balls, including 12 fours and 7 sixes. Samson almost singlehanded took RR past the finish line in their stiff chase of the 222-run target.
Sadly for RR, none of the other batters provided Sanju Samson significant support at the other end, with Jos Buttler (25) and Riyan Parag (25) being the joint second highest run-maker of the innings.