Always flummoxed about why Sanju Samson isn't playing at the highest level: Harsha Bhogle

Samson scored a 32-ball 48 against the Sunrisers.

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When Sanju Samson had scored a calm and composed 27 runs on his IPL debut as a 19-year old in 2018, Harsha Bhogle had famously tweeted – “must confess I like the look of Sanju Samson. First time I saw him play. Good crop coming from Kerala.” Fast forward to 2019, Bhogle remains a big admirer of Samson and the Kerala star continues to make his mark in the IPL but the big break is just not coming his way.

On Saturday, Bhogle posted another tweet in praise of Samson but this time it was more about the enigma surrounding the batsman’s career. Despite being one of the most talented batsmen in the domestic circuit as well as in IPL, Samson is yet to make a mark on the biggest stage of the game. He has not made it to the Indian team since 2015 as consistency and discipline have been his nemesis so far.

And just like many, Bhogle is also curious to know about the obstacle that is preventing Samson from playing for India regularly. Impressed with Samson’s responsible knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Bhogle took to Twitter to express his surprise over the way Samson’s career has panned out so far. The ace commentator said that Samson has ‘everything needed’ to excel at the highest level, tweeting:

“I am always flummoxed about why Sanju Samson isn’t playing at the highest level. He has everything needed. I would be very keen to know what is coming in the way of consistency, which is what is preventing him from being a regular India player”

Sanju Samson takes Royals home:

Talking about the game, Samson played an unbeaten knock of 48 as Royals thrashed Sunrisers by 7 wickets to keep their playoff hopes alive. Chasing 161, the Royals crossed the line with five balls to spare. With 5 wins in 12 games, the Royals have now moved to the sixth spot in the points table.

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