Rajasthan lost openers Yash Kothari and Ashok Menaria cheaply before in-form Mahipal Lomror and Deepak Hooda steadied the ship 87-run stand.
Hooda, who made his first-class debut in 2014, has played 46 matches and scored 2,908 runs, with nine hundred, 15 fifties.
Samson almost took RR home with a breathtaking 119 off 63 balls but was caught off the game's final ball with left-arm pacer Arshdeep defending 13 runs in the last over.
PBKS failed to score four runs in the final over with Karthik Tyagi dismissing Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda to cap off vital two points.
Deepak Hooda smashed 64 from just 28 deliveries to help Punjab Kings post 221/6 against Rajasthan Royals in their first match of IPL 2021
The decision to suspend Hooda was taken during the Apex Council meeting of the BCA
Tyagi bowled a sensational last over as RR pulled off an incredible two-run win over Punjab Kings in an IPL thriller.
Deepak Hooda was miffed at the behaviour of Baroda captain Krunal Pandya during the recent camp for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Deepak Hooda was miffed at the behaviour of Krunal Pandya and has reportedly sent an e-mail to Baroda Cricket Association
Seasoned opener Kedar Devdhar and right-handed batsman Vishnu Solanki have also been included in the squad.
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