For the first time in the history of the IPL 2021 Indian Premier League, Sanju Samson took the field as captain for Rajasthan Royals. With this, he set an unsolicited record in IPL, at least for Rajasthan Royals.
IPL 2021: Before the 14th season of the Indian Premier League, the Rajasthan Royals franchise changed its captain. Regular captain Steve Smith was released from the team. In such a situation, the team of Rajasthan had to change their captain. The Rajasthan Royals franchise had handed over the reins of captaincy to Sanju Samson and on Monday 12 April, he went on to captain the IPL for the first time. He has played IPL for three franchises.
Sanju Samson took over the captaincy in the fourth match of IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings and with this, he set an unsolicited record for the Rajasthan team. Sanju Samson has become the captain of the captaincy after playing most matches for Rajasthan. Sanju Samson got a chance to captain the IPL after 107 matches. No captain from Rajasthan has received captaincy after playing so many matches.
However, after playing the most matches in the IPL, the captaincy opportunity was given to Mumbai Indians by Kieron Pollard. Kirron Pollard went on to captain 137 IPL matches after playing. At the same time, R Ashwin is second in this list, who captained the IPL team after playing 111 matches. Sanju Samson has now come at number three in this list, who has got the chance to captain after 107 matches. In fourth place is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who went on to captain the game after playing 103 matches. At the same time, Ajinkya Rahane went on to captain the Rajasthan Royals after 97 matches.
Players who captained IPL after playing most matches
137 matches - Kieron Pollard
111 matches - R Ashwin
107 matches - Sanju Samson
103 matches - Bhuvneshwar Kumar
97 matches - Ajinkya Rahane