Sanju Samson

Sanju is a renowned cricket player who has promising potential for his team Kerala. He is the best wicket-keeper batsman with the best techniques. He is ideal when it comes to handling behind stamps and bats. At 17 years old, he managed to get his first-class debut where Kerala played against Vidarbha. His impact was felt immediately as he shocked many by scoring two hundred and fifty in just five appearances the following season. However, Sanjus’s game has not gone up as expected, being the natural player he is.

Basic Information About Sanju Samson

Full Name: Sanju Viswanathan Samson
Nationality: India
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Birth Date: 11th November 1994
Age: 26 years old
Birth Place: Pulluvila, Vizhinjam, Trivandrum
Bat Style: Right-hand bat
Bowl Style: Right-arm bowl
Role: Wicket-keeper batsman

Teams:

  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Kerala Cricket Association XI
  • India
  • India A
  • Delhi Daredevils
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • India U19
  • Kerala East Zone
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • India AT20

Career Build-Up

During the U-19 World cup, he was selected to represent the country to the UAE. He made the country proud as he topped the run-getter for India and emerged as the only player to hit the three fifties. At the end of the match, he ranked position six on the batsmen who had the most runs during the whole tournament. This achievement was acknowledged even though India did not qualify to reach the semi-finals.

In 2015, Sanju was picked to join the Zimbabwe tour, where he managed to make India proud by appearing in the T20 match and scoring 19. In the 2016 IPL, Dravid decided on Sanju, and he did not disappoint him. He became the third-highest run-scorer of the team. Although he was a team member of the Kolkata Knight Riders, he never got the chance to showcase his talent. He only managed to come into the spotlight when he joined the Rajasthan Royals.

Achievements

During the 2013 to 2015 phase, he was among the most vital players for the Rajasthan Royals batting lineup. He managed to give the team a stable solid game and helped them accelerate with the help of his strokeplay. Ignoring his temperamental issues, Sanju Samson was seen as the next superstar. His promising success made him rise to become MS Dhoni’s successor.

However, over the past years, Sanju Samson has not reached a breakthrough to help him shine his star. He often starts a season with impressive knock-offs, only to come fizzling down as the tournament continues. His lack of interest in glovework during domestic cricket has been the significant course of his setback. By the time he had made up his mind to become a gloveman, he had slipped and lost much focus. During the match between Sri Lanka and India, Sanju got a ligament injury.

Last Match Played

1. Sri Lanka vs. India played at Colombo on the 23rd of July 2021; Sri Lanka won by three wickets.

2. Gujarat vs. Kerala played at Surat from 25th to the 27th of December 2019; Gujarat won by 90 runs.

3. Zimbabwe vs. India played at Harare on the 19th of July 2015; Zimbabwe won by ten runs.

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