IPL 2018: Blessed to be back with Rajasthan Royals says Sanju Samson
Sanju hopes to give his best to the team.
Updated - Mar 16, 2018 11:02 am
The Rajasthan Royals is making a comeback into the IPL this year after serving a two-year ban. The franchise seems to be very excited about the comeback. Also, it has already begun its training camp with all the available players. The youngest to captain a Ranji side, Sanju Samson seems to be eagerly waiting to play for his previous franchise. Samson, who took everyone by surprise with his talent wants to give his best to the side.
Sanju Samson is also the youngest to reach 1,000 runs in the IPL. Currently, he is in Jaipur to attend the first coaching camp organized in the city prior to the start of IPL 11. He spoke about his new teammates and is excited to be working with them. Furthermore, the specialist wicketkeeper-batsmen shared his excitement about meeting the legendary Shane Warne for the first time.
Excited to interact with Shane Warne says, Sanju Samson
Speaking about Warne, he said: “I am eagerly awaiting my meeting with Warne and am looking forward to playing under his directions. As I have never met him, my excitement is all the more increasing with each passing day. I will definitely be learning a lot from the veteran player,” he said. When asked if the team is under pressure to give the best after a break of two years, he said that pressure has literally gone down as excitement and happiness have gone up.
“Rajasthan Royals is known for its excitement, thrill, happiness and its players are known to be helpful to each other and hence I am delighted to be back in the team. There is no pressure kind of thing among players,” he said. Further, he also spoke about the competition with the other keeper in the team, Jos Buttler. “Butler is a match winner and a fantastic player and I admire him for what he is. Also, I strongly believe in team management and will be happy to do whatever my management wants me to do,” he said.
“I am concentrating on batting better as a cricketer; I really want to get better at what I am and improve my skills. Selection is not in my hand and hence I have stopped thinking in that direction,” said Samson when asked about the competition with Rishab Pant. Pant is also an explosive batsman and he is currently with the Indian team playing the Nidahas Trophy.
Moreover, Samson told why he chose cricket as his career. He said that his family has a good sports background and added that his father was a football player. “I enjoyed sports, had a background and hence I automatically headed in this direction,” he said. Also, he launched his Sports Academy in Thiruvananthapuram recently and said it will help youngsters get the right guidance.