You destroyed my day: Samson to Warner
Sanju Samson scored the first hundred of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but it was in the losing cause in the end.
A spectacular knock from youngster Sanju Samson was overshadowed by the brilliance of David Warner, who scored 69 off just 37 balls and helped his side to chase down a mammoth total of 199 runs with 5 wickets in hand.
Earlier, after winning the toss, Samson smacked an unbeaten 102* off just 55 balls including 10 fours and 4 sixes to come into the spotlight once again.
After the end of the game, Warner shared a light moment with the centurion and took his interview where the youngster said the Australian star ruined his day and he believes a total of 250 might have saved Royals from losing the game.
“You destroyed my day. My 100 was not enough because of the way you batted. The way you started the innings we lost the game in the powerplay. We needed some 250 on the board with someone like you in the opposition. It was special.”
After getting showed with praise, Warner also appreciated the youngster’s brilliant effort with the bat.
“We didn’t get off to a good start, a serious innings from Sanju and full credit to him. He came out and played really well. He allowed himself time and the wicket got better. Actually, I didn’t think it was a 200 wicket. We have played on similar wickets where if you bowl that hard length it is tough to get under. He showed us how to go about it,” he said.
This a well-known ground for Warner and the left-handed batsman said to be calculative to chase such totals.
“Me and Jonny have partnered really well since Kolkata. There have been a few hiccups with him trying to get off the mark. I have been hogging the strike a little bit, but over the years I have been held back a little bit. We know this ground pretty well. We know the dimensions well. There has been a breeze from one side for the last two days but tonight it wasn’t there. You have to be calculative with your batting,” he concluded.