Exclusive | Sanju Samson will set the stage on fire, just like Suryakumar Yadav: Sanju’s childhood coach
Wicketkeeper batter Sanju Samson will find his name among the unluckiest of cricketers in world cricket, especially among the Indian cricketers. In his 11 innings, Sanju Samson is averaging above 60, with 330 runs under his belt.
Regarded as one of the bright talents in Indian cricket, the 29-year-old consistently travels with the Indian squad but ends up warming the bench as his peers cut. With so much noise surrounding Sanju Samson’s name, The Quote spoke to Mr. Biju George, Sanju Samson’s childhood coach, to understand what he concludes from the current situation.
“He is a bright talent. He has proved his metal on various stages, and I am confident that, just like Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson will to set the stage on fire when he will get his opportunity,” says Biju George.
In a candid chat with The Quotes, Mr. George appeared confident of Sanju Samson and told us that the Rajasthan Royals’ skipper is doing everything right, and will surely get his chance at the right time.
“I do not doubt his potential. To be a skipper of one of the IPL franchises is not a joke, Sanju Samson has earned respect and trust of his IPL franchise, and similarly, he will get his space in the Indian squad,” adds Biju George.
Sanju has done reasonably well in 2022, as he featured in 9 ODIs for Team India this year, scoring 284 runs at an average of 71 and a strike rate of 105.57. He has also smashed two fifties, with the help of 20 fours and 14 sixes.
Despite stitching a crucial 94-run stand with Shreyas Iyer in the first ODI against New Zealand, Sanju Samson was dropped by the team management to accumulate the sixth bowler in the squad. Notably, Sanju scored 36 runs off 38 deliveries in the series opener.
India’s stand-in skipper, Shikhar Dhawan admitted that as the team management wanted to go with sixth bowlers, ‘Sanju Samson missed out.’ Mr George believes this is when Sanu Samson must invest his time in grinding himself, and follow his basics.
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“Every great cricketer goes through such situation. This is the ideal time for Sanju Samson to grind himself as much as possible. He must follow the routine, and stick to the basics, until he gets chance at the highest level,” concludes Biju George.
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