Sanju Samson slapped with Rs 12 lakh fine

Sanju Samson
Sanju scored an unbeaten 68 off 38 deliveries against Titans. File photo: AFP/Arun Sankar

Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson has been fined Rs 12 lakh after his team maintained a slow over rate during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Gujarat Titans here.

Royals' four-match winning streak was broken by the Shubman Gill-led Titans, who won the match by three wickets in a last-ball thriller on Wednesday.

"Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan Royals captain, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Gujarat Titans at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur on April 10," said an IPL statement.

"As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Samson was fined Rs 12 lakhs," the statement added.

Sanju scored an unbeaten 68 off 38 deliveries and was ably assisted by Riyan Parag (78) as Royals scored 196/3.

However, Gill's fine 72 at the top and a cameo innings by Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan (24 not out off 11 deliveries) at the back end took the former champions past the finish line off the last delivery. 

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