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Rajasthan Royals broke their losing streak by taking down Kolkata Knight Riders in their clash at the Eden Gardens on May 11, Thursday. With their win, the Royals have enhanced their chances of making it to the playoffs. Largely thanks to the explosive 98* off 47 deliveries by Yashasvi Jaiswal, the winners of the first season of the Indian Premier League managed to earn their much-needed two points by successfully chasing down the target set by their opponents in merely 13.1 overs. However, a selfless gesture by the RR skipper Sanju Samson towards the end of the game came into focus. 

Jaiswal went on for the big hits right from the first ball of the innings and ended up scoring whopping 26 runs in the first over. He ended up scoring the fastest 50 in the IPL history, which came in merely 13 balls. While one of his judgements went wrong and Jos Buttler ended up falling for a duck, Jaiswal made sure that he didn’t lose his wicket easily. The RR skipper came into bat at three and started hitting as freely as Jaiswal, and in the end, the game only became about if Jaiswal would be able to complete his 100 or not. Towards the end, Jaiswal got off the strike and was batting at 94 with RR needing just three runs to win. Samson was on 48 off 28 and at the same time KKR’s Suyash seemed to have sent the ball in wide down the leg side. However, Jaiswal could only go for a forum and remained unbeaten at 98 off 47. 

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However, Samson moved his front leg all the way and blocked the ball before seemingly asking Jaiswal to hit a six and end the match. This gesture of the RR skipper won praise from all over the social media, where fans equated it with what MS Dhoni did for Virat Kohli in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup. 

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Talking about the MS Dhoni - Virat Kohli moment, India were chasing the target of 173 and Kohli was on fire with his blistering knock, and on the last ball of the 19th over, while Dhoni was about to bat, he blocked the shot and seemingly asked Kohli to finish it off.