DC vs RR: Watch: Sanju Samson’s furious exchange with referee over controversial dismissal as DC co-owner aggressively tells him to leave the field

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Sanju Samson dismissal


While Sanju Samson loves to play aggressively with the bat, he likes to keep a cool mind whenever he is on the field. The wicketkeeper-batsman hardly loses his cool during a match.

However, he could not control his emotions after his controversial dismissal during the match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday (May 7). The Royals captain was fighting a lonely battle against the Delhi Capitals and looked destined to take his team home.

Chasing 222 runs, the Royals were 162 for 3 in the 16th over with Sanju Samson hitting 86 runs off just 45 balls. However, the Royals captain had to leave before leading his team to the finish line. On the fourth ball of the 16th over bowled by Mukesh Kumar, he hit a straight shot to Shai Hope at long-off.

The Royals captain appeared dejected after the catch and began walking backwards before being stopped by referees who wanted to confirm whether the catch was clean or not. Hope was very close to the boundary strips while he made the catch and the referees just wanted to make sure he hadn’t made any contact with the boundary strips.

The replays were inconclusive and former India batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu said on air that Hope had touched the boundary pads not once but twice. The RR dugout was also confident that Hope’s catch was not fair and asked Samson to stay on the field.

However, the third umpire was convinced that Hope had caught it cleanly and gave his decision in favor of the bowling team. As soon as the giant screen showed that Samson was out, the Royals captain lost his cool and approached the referees to have a heated discussion. However, he eventually had to leave the field.

Meanwhile, cameras caught DC owner Parth Jindal reacting animatedly to the incident. Jindal shouted “out hai, out hai” as he made hand gestures in the stands.

Watch the entire incident after Sanju Samson’s dismissal:

Talking about the game, DC beat RR by 20 runs to get back to winning ways. Asked to bat first, DC scored 221 for 8 in 20 overs thanks to fifties from openers Jake Fraser-McGurk and Abishek Porel. In response, RR finished his innings with 201 for 8 to suffer his third defeat this season.