'It is my screensaver for this week' - Anand Mahindra on Sanju Samson's breathtaking effort

Samson’s effort spread like wildfire on Twitter.

Anand Mahindra and Sanju Samson
Anand Mahindra and Sanju Samson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Life is all about what you make of the changes that you get. Cricket is a reflection of life in the true sense, and if you are an upcoming cricketer from a country like India where there is cut-throat competition for almost every spot, you need to ensure that you capitalize on all the changes that come your way to the hilt.

But, sometimes, despite giving everything that you have got, you are unable to cash-in on the opportunities. That is what has exactly happened with swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson. Samson was given the opportunity to open the innings in the past two games but the charismatic batsman failed to utilize both the chances, registering scores of 8 and 2 in Wellington and the Bay Oval.

But, Samson, who has seen plenty of ups and downs in his career, did not let his failure with the bat affect his fielding as he treated cricket fans with an outward effort near the boundary line. 

It all happened in the eighth over of New Zealand’s run-chase when Ross Taylor pulled the last ball off Shardul Thakur for what seemed like a certain six. Enter ‘Superman’ Sanju, who took a whirlwind jump and retrieved the ball mid-air to save four runs for his side.

Anand Mahindra impressed with Sanju Samson’s whirlwind fielding effort

Samson’s effort spread like wildfire on Twitter with fans and pundits acknowledging the gobsmacking effort by the Rajasthan Royals’ batting spearhead. Sanju’s effort was also symbolic of how one should never give up despite constant setbacks. It was symbolic of the fact that there was a youngster, who despite his struggles to make the opportunity count with the bat, wanted to make an impact on the field- whether it was catching or top-notch fielding effort.

And, reputed businessman Anand Mahindra certainly thinks that the way Samson threw himself in mid-air to save valuable runs for his side was enough for him to be inspired. “I don’t think I need to explain this pic to anyone in India or New Zealand.  It’s my screensaver for this week. No better Monday morning inspiration…” tweeted Anand Mahindra