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Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  IPL 2024: Sanju Samson sends clear message to teammates as Rajasthan Royals hit rough patch at the wrong time
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IPL 2024: Sanju Samson sends clear message to teammates as Rajasthan Royals hit rough patch at the wrong time

Rajasthan Royals have hit a rough patch at the worst time, losing 4 consecutive games just as the IPL 2024 playoffs approached. Captain Sanju Samson has sent a clear message to his teammates.

New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals batter Sanju Samson during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, at Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav) (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)Premium
New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals batter Sanju Samson during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, at Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav) (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)

IPL 2024: Sanju Samson has sent a clear message to his teammates. The Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain seemed completely unimpressed with his team’s performance after Punjab Kings (PBKS) had beaten them by 5 wickets in a low-scoring match.

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During the post-match interview, Sanju Samson emphasised the team's need to acknowledge its recent failures and identify the parts that were not working. He stressed the importance of players stepping up individually and taking the initiative to win games for the team.

Samson said he had faith in RR’s talent but it would be crucial to show the right character and passion. He pointed out that, if a few players could rise to the challenge, they would turn things around.

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“We have the players who can do that. It's about showing that right character and having that passion about going out there and winning the game single-handedly If all of us try that and a couple of us succeed, we can turn it around," the RR captain said.

“It's a team sport, but this is the time when we need individual players to step up," Samson said.

RR hits rough patch

RR have hit a rough patch at the worst time, losing 4 consecutive games just as the IPL 2024 playoffs approached. This losing streak has probably jeopardised their chances of finishing in the top two. If they don’t beat KKR in the last game on May 19, they may still qualify but end at number 3 or 4.

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If that happens, they’ll have to play the eliminator and win 2 consecutive games to reach the final. On the contrary, teams finishing at Top 2 positions will have 2 chances to reach the final.

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Published: 16 May 2024, 11:58 AM IST
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