Sanju Samson is a special player, there’s nothing that he can’t do: Kumar Sangakkara

Rajasthan Royals are currently second on the points table of IPL 2024.

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Sanju Samson. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has been one of the players to watch out for in the ongoing IPL 2024. Unlike previous years, Samson has managed to deliver consistently and is currently fourth on the Orange Cap list, with 471 runs to his name in 11 matches at a strike rate of 163.54. He has been a force to reckon with and courtesy of the same, the Kerala-born cricketer has made it to the India squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Speaking about his progress, Rajasthan head coach Kumar Sangakkara noted that Samson is a special player and believes that there’s nothing that the keeper-batter can’t do. The former Sri Lanka international also lauded his qualities and mentioned that Samson doesn’t use social media as much and takes care of his teammates, which is a great quality to have.

“He's a special player and when he's fresh and focused there's nothing he can't do. He's a humble, grounded guy... not much on social media. He tends to like a lot of privacy, cares for the rest of the group. Those are great qualities to have apart from talent and skill. I think he'll be exceptional in that group going to the World Cup,” Sangakkara was quoted as saying by ICC.

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Samson changed his mindset about the importance of rest or recovery: Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara stated that the RR skipper is a changed and better player than he previously was. He explained that the 29-year-old now understands the role of recovery which has enhanced his skills as a batter. Sangakkara also stated that Samson now gives himself time to recover from physical and mental fatigue, which is helping him massively.

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“With Sanju, the biggest thing about this season for him is having a lot of clarity about the way he should bat. There are certain stages of the game that he seems to lose a bit of concentration, which we've addressed from past seasons. He's changed his mindset about the importance of rest and recovery, rather than just training all the time and being tired mentally and physically. The rest is his exceptional ability,” Sangakkara added.

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