Sanju Samson: Cheers of Chetta-Chetta makes Sanju Samson happy, said – Proud to be a Malayali cricketer


Harare: Sanju Samson made his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe in 2015. But since then the Kerala cricketer has played only seven ODIs and 16 T20 Internationals. According to this Indian wicket-keeper batsman, not getting a chance to play regularly has been difficult for him, but he prefers to stay positive.

Samson eventually found a place in the second-tier Indian squad that recently toured Ireland, West Indies and Zimbabwe. However, in the Asia Cup to be held in the UAE, he will once again have to vacate the place for regular wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. Samson told the official broadcaster of the India-Zimbabwe series, ‘I believe in this thing that whatever happens in your career, you should take it positively.’

Despite playing very few matches, Samson is fortunate to have a good number of fans. He said, ‘It is very difficult, it definitely bothers you when you know all your friends are playing and you are not.’

Samson, who was named man of the match for playing a key role in India’s victory by taking three catches in addition to scoring an unbeaten 43 while chasing 162 runs in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe here on Saturday, said, “I am surprised That despite playing very little for India, I get good support.

“I think there are a lot of Malayalis here (among the audience) because I hear ‘Chetta-Chetta’ (elder brother) which makes me feel proud,” he said. Samson, who led the side when Rajasthan Royals made it to the final for the second time in IPL history this year, credited domestic cricket for his progress as a player.

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