Sanju leading the side unbelievably well: Finch

Jaiswal and Sanju
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson during their match-winning stand against Mumbai Indians. Photo: PTI

Jaipur: As Rajasthan Royals (RR) are sitting on top of the IPL 2024 points table, former Australian capatin Aaron Finch shed light on how skipper Sanju Samson has performed this season and hailed his captaincy while highlighting "how calm RR are when they're under pressure."

A five-star performance from Sandeep Sharma (5/18) and an authoritative century from Yashasvi Jaiswal (104 not out off 60) powered RR to a nine-wicket win over Mumbai Indians. Sanju provided able support to Jaiswal with his unbeaten 38 off 28 balls as the duo put together an unbroken 109 off 65 balls.

"He's been playing really mature innings and that's what is required for the team. I think in times of T20 cricket, the ego of the batsman can get in the way of what the team needs sometimes but he's been playing each and every situation exactly how it's needed to be done," Finch said on Star Sports Cricket Live.

"I think he's leading the side unbelievably well, you can see how calm the Rajasthan Royals are when they're under pressure. And I think that the only game they lost was when they had that meltdown against GT (Gujarat Titans) right at the back end of the game, so they've been so clinical right throughout this IPL and a lot of credit has to go to Sanju for that," he added.

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