FirstPost.com (India) – Before the Rajasthan Royals’ opening match in Jaipur last week, former Australian captain-turned-commentator Michael Clarke was asked by his close friend and the Royals mentor Shane Warne to watch out for Sanju Samson.

Summary

  • Before the Rajasthan Royals’ opening match in Jaipur last week, former Australian captain-turned-commentator Michael Clarke was asked by his close friend and the Royals mentor Shane Warne to watch out for Sanju Samson.
  • Warne and Clarke might have only seen Samson in close proximity for the first time, but the 23-year-old Kerala wicketkeeper-batsmen, the son of an army officer who thrills the audience in the months of April-May with his willow, is into his sixth season of the Indian Primer League (IPL).
  • Samson had a good beginning in the IPL with the scores of 49 and 37 in the opening two matches, but when asked about his knock of 92 in the innings break, he was quick to state, “I had been playing well but I had not done by job by batting deep into the innings.
  • It might have been frustrating for Samson to constantly shift up and down the batting order, but one can see how different roles have helped him play in diverse situations in the current season of the IPL.
  • In the words of national selector MSK Prasad, the deal is simple — he expects Samson to pile on the runs in the domestic cricket, in matches that have no television cameras, no audience and are played on pitches that are often nowhere close to being as benign as IPL pitches.


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