Sanju Samson lit up the Chinnaswamy yesterday, as he scored a brilliant 92 which helped Rajasthan Royals pick up their second victory.
The 23-year old from Kerala stroked the ball to all corners of the ground, as Samson was an absolute delight to watch. For someone who has been touted as one of the potential successors to the great MS Dhoni, Samson showed everyone why he should be given another crack in the national team.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli was quite impressed as well, as the best batsman in the world was wowed by Samson’s innings.
“He’s a talented player. He’s always done well in the IPL. He’s got a good, simple game. He’s strong at the crease and balanced too. He got off to a good start and kept his poise even when our bowlers bowled well. In the end, he was watching the ball and striking really well. He played a really good innings.”
RCB bowler, Shreyas Gopal, was also impressed by Samson’s knock.
“He batted really well. We played a couple of practice games in Jaipur and he was hitting the ball really well.”
“The wicket was a little slower than the normal Chinnaswamy wicket. The plan was to bowl a hard length and make it as difficult as possible for them. Getting the wickets of two of the biggest players in the world doesn’t happen every day. It’s a moment that I will always cherish.”
Let’s see what the future holds for Samson. But for now, he will be looking to do his best for Rajasthan Royals.