IPL 2022: All is not well between Sanju Samson & Rajasthan Royals, captain set to part ways?

IPL 2022 Auction: Sanju Samson snubs Rajasthan Royals, franchise to get a new captain for upcoming season at IPL 2022 mega auction
IPL 2022 Auction: Sanju Samson snubs Rajasthan Royals, franchise to get a new captain for upcoming season at IPL 2022 mega auction

IPL 2022 Retentions – Sanju Samson – Rajasthan Royals to part ways? All is not well between Rajasthan Royals & hitherto captain of the team Sanju Samson. According to the information available with InsideSport, Samson has decided to part ways with the franchise and doesn’t wish to be retained. It is worth noting that Samson was the highest scorer for the team in IPL 2021 and was tipped to be retained by the franchise. Follow IPL 2022 on InsideSport.in.

According to the sources, wicketkeeper-batsman got upset about something and has already unfollowed the team’s official social media platforms.

IPL 2022: All is not well between Sanju Samson & Rajasthan Royals, captain set to part ways?

Kerala camp back Sanju Samson to lead from front- The New Indian Express

InsideSport reached out both to the franchise as well as Samson himself. But both denied any comment on the development. Meanwhile, a source in RR management has this to say about the development.

Also Read: IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Highest IPL salary record all set to break as retained players now can negotiate salaries with their franchises

“Even we don’t know why he has unfollowed. Our future was built around him. He was on the top of our retention list. We are also trying to figure it out,” a Rajasthan Royals source told InsideSport.

IPL 2022: All is not well between Sanju Samson & Rajasthan Royals, captain set to part ways?

IPL 2022 Retentions – Sanju Samson – Rajasthan Royals to part ways? Even though inconsistencies have plagued RR, Sanju Samson has been the most consistent performer for the team. Since returning to the RR fold, Samson has scored 300+ runs every season. Despite yet another poor outing for the team, Samson top-scored with 484 runs.

In IPL 2021, he was tasked with leading the team after the franchise parted ways with Steve Smith. However, the fortunes didn’t change despite Sanju’s red-hot form as RR finished 7th.

Sanju Samson Biography: Age | Career | Achievements | [Updated April 2021]

Now, as stands, the flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman is all set to leave after snubbing Rajasthan Royals’ calls. Sanju Samson unfollowed Rajasthan Royals on Instagram although the franchise made it a priority to retain him for the next season. The Royals captain has been a loyal player of the Royals and has led the team from the front. Samson has played 93 matches for RR scoring 2,391 runs including two centuries and 12 half-centuries.

IPL 2022: All is not well between Sanju Samson & Rajasthan Royals, captain set to part ways?

Apart from improving as a batsman, he has also done well as a keeper in IPL 2021. This season, he had four stumping, more than any other keepers in the tournament.

IPL 2022: All is not well between Sanju Samson & Rajasthan Royals, captain set to part ways?

Sanju Samson IPL career

Mat No Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 4s 6s
Career 121 12 3068 119 29.21 134.2 3 15 236 132
2021 14 2 484 119 40.33 136.72 1 2 45 17
2020 14 1 375 85 28.84 158.89 0 3 21 26
2019 12 2 342 102* 34.2 148.69 1 0 28 13
2018 15 1 441 92* 31.5 137.81 0 3 30 19
2017 14 0 386 102 27.57 141.39 1 2 32 19
2016 14 3 291 60 26.45 112.35 0 1 20 8
2015 14 1 204 76 20.4 125.15 0 1 16 8
2014 13 0 339 74 26.07 124.17 0 2 25 17
2013 11 2 206 63 25.75 115.73 0 1 19 5

 

IPL 2021 Retention Rules: 

  • Old Franchises will Name Retained Players by 30th November 2021, a maximum of 4 players can be retained. 3 Indians & maximum two foreigners
  • New Franchises will get three free picks outside the auction pool.
  • New teams to finalize their 3 players outside of auction between 1st December 2021 to 30th December 2021. Not more than 2 Indians & 1 foreigner.
  • RTM Cards: There will also be no Right to Match (RTM) cards this time around.

IPL 2022: All is not well between Sanju Samson & Rajasthan Royals, captain set to part ways?

IPL 2022 Auction Rules:

  • TOTAL Players Purse – 90 Crore
  • 4 Players –  Rs 42 crore 
    • Player 1: Rs 16 Cr
    • Player 2: Rs 12 Cr
    • Player 3: Rs 8 Cr
    • Player 4: Rs 6 Cr

Also Read: IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI deliberating ‘3 free picks for the new teams’, old IPL teams ‘uncomfortable with the idea’

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson snubs Rajasthan Royals, franchise to get a new captain for upcoming season

  • 3 Players – Rs 33 crore 
    • Player 1: Rs 15 Cr
    • Player 2: Rs 11 Cr
    • Player 3: Rs 7 Cr
  • 2 Players – Rs 24 Crore
    • Player 1: Rs 14 Cr
    • Player 2: Rs 10 Cr
  • 1 Player – Rs 14 Crore