IPL 2021: RR captain Sanju Samson fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate against PBKS

Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Sanju Samson has been fined Rs 12 lakh for a slow over-rate offence during his team’s IPL 2021 clash against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Dubai on Tuesday, September 21.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) registered a thrilling 2-run win over PBKS in the last over to resume their IPL 2021 campaign on high, thanks to Kartik Tyagi’s sensational last over in Dubai.

With PBKS requiring four runs off the last six balls, Tyagi held his nerves and dismissed Nicholas Pooran (32) and Deepak Hooda (0) while conceding only 1 run to snatch an incredible victory for RR from the jaws of defeat at the Dubai International Stadium.

This win helped  RR earn two crucial points but their captain Samson was fined Rs 12 lakh for a slow over-rate on Tuesday.

The IPL said in an official statement, “Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on September 21. As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Mr Samson was fined Rs 12 lakh.”

RR will next take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing IPL 14 on September 24 in Abu Dhabi. They remain among the top five teams in the IPL 2021 points table.