Rajasthan Royals were celebrating their win when it was revealed that Sandeep Sharma had bowled a no-ball. The free hit was slammed for a six by Abdul Samad and Sunrisers Hyderabad won the game by 4 wickets.
Former India player Mohammad Kaif slammed Sanju Samson for his foolish and pathetic captaincy. The RR skipper gave the 19th over to Kuldeep Yadav when the Orange Army needed 41 runs off 12 balls.
Glenn Phillips, who was playing his first game, clobbered Kuldeep for 22 runs before his dismissal.
The equation was down to 17 off 6 balls, which Samad achieved.
Kaif was shocked that instead of Obed McCoy, Samson went with Kuldeep in the 19th over. For the record, Yadav was hit for 50 runs from his 4 overs. On the other hand, the Impact Player McCoy git six balls and conceded 13 runs.
“What a foolish and pathetic captaincy from Sanju Samson. He lost his mind and gave Kuldeep Yadav the 19th over. It should have gone to Obed McCoy. That blunder sealed the game in SRH’s favor,” he said.
Earlier, Rajasthan accumulated 214/2 in 20 overs with Jost Buttler (95) and Sanju Samson (66 not out) going big.
Chasing 215, Abhishek Sharma (55), and Rahul Tripathi (47) were the main contributors to the team. For the Royals, Yuzvendra Chahal took 4 wickets.