Sanju Samson’s graceful strokes play may either amaze you or upset you with his gentle dismissals. A rare talent has been identified. Samson has fallen short of such standards and has struggled to develop a name for himself in his brief international career. However, as the captain of Rajasthan Royals and their primary hitter, he simply can not make any faults in the 2nd half of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Here is Sanju Samson About His Captaincy
Sanju Samson About His Captaincy
Already in the 1st leg of the IPL, the Royals had a dismal performance, with injuries to stars like Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer that troubled them of a certain strength. Fortunately, having young talents Karthik Tyagi and Chetan Sakariya stepping up, the team showed sufficient discipline. Samson’s leadership was praised as well, with the pressure of leadership having no effect on his batting.
The captaincy should never change the way I play: Sanju Samson
Despite attempting a difficult run chase versus Punjab Kings, his magnificent century almost took the Royals to victory. The right-hand batter also showed sufficient discipline and control to keep the Royals hitting in perspective, scoring 277 runs in 7 games at an avg of 46.16 and a strike rate of 145.78. The Royals captain will just have to handle the burden of his responsibilities once again in the IPL’s UAE leg, which begins on September 19.
When asked if captaincy impacts his batting, Sanju Samson responded that it isn’t a major issue for him and that his concentration would be on taking one ball at a time.
“I think it’s not a huge challenge for me. I think I have felt that before. I have experienced that before playing in this team or any other team. Whatever challenges or responsibilities you have, it has to be outside the ground actually. Once you are inside the ground, there are situations to deal with, there are bowlers to deal with. If there is a bowler you have to hit out of the park, you have to hit him out of the park,” Samson said.
“I am not going to think about who is going to come up next or if I get out, what’s going to happen. The risk is very high in this format, so at the same time, the reward is also very nice. So, I think the risk is worth taking my game has been the same it should remain the same actually. The captaincy should never change the way I play. I would like to go out and dominate few matches, I might get out, and I might win few matches, so that’s as simple as that.”