Credit: X

Credit: X

On Wednesday, April 10, the captain of Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson, shared a 130-run partnership with Riyan Parag for the third wicket against Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2024. It led to Rajasthan Royals posting an above-par total of 196/3 on the board, prompting the fans to applaud both right-handed batters for their effort on X.

After being put into bat first by the Gujarat Titans captain, Shubman Gill, the Rajasthan Royals batting lineup suffered a couple of initial setbacks, losing the wickets of the openers Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal cheaply inside the powerplay. Although Riyan Parag was put down twice by Matthew Wade off the bowling of Rashid Khan early in his innings, he managed to find his touch in no time.

Sanju Samson (68 not out) and Riyan Parag (76) matched each other shot for shot, bringing up their respective fifties, to propel Rajasthan Royals to a position of strength against Gujarat Titans. 

Here are some of the fan reactions on the X platform, who were enjoying the best of Samson and Parag with the bat:

However, Rajasthan Royals are expected to face a tough challenge from Gujarat Titans in terms of defending the 196-run total, especially since they have been a bogey team for them in their short IPL history.