Sanju Samson needs to cut down on risky shots: Wasim Jaffer

Sanju Samson needs to cut down on risky shots: Wasim Jaffer

Samson sometimes thinks ahead of the time, says Deep Dasgupta.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson sometimes thinks ahead of the time: Deep Dasgupta (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The captain of Rajasthan Royals (RR), Sanju Samson was the first retained player for the franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. This was due to him returning as the leading run-scorer for the team with 484 runs in 14 innings, with a single century in 2021. In the ongoing season too, he is carrying off his responsibilities well.  In the latest interaction, the former Indian cricketers Wasim Jaffer and Deep Dasgupta shared their views on Samson’s form.

Jaffer thinks Samson takes a lot of risks during every innings, and if it’s his bad day, he can get out early. He reckoned that the RR captain arrives at the number three position, and needs to be calculative with his approach, and cut down on risky shots. The former India opener further urged Samson to follow the template of KL Rahul or Jos Buttler, to be consistent and cement his place in the Indian team.

“He takes a lot of risks, while he is batting. He is one of those guys, who likes to hit sixes. and on a bad day, if it doesn’t come off, you are going to get out. Sometimes playing high-risk cricket can get you in trouble, and he is not someone who is batting at number five or six, where he needs to take that risk. He bats at number three, he has to be calculative and cut down on risky shots,” said Jaffer on presents ‘Not Just Cricket’ Show on CricTracker.

“If you are looking to play for India, you just see KL Rahul or Jos Buttler pace their innings. I can’t see any problem with his technique. He can’t commit the same mistakes again and again, and that’s the reason, he has not been able to cement his place on the Indian team,” Jaffer added.

Sanju Samson sometimes thinks ahead of the time: Deep Dasgupta

Dasgupta felt that Samson thinks ahead of his time, and rather than present, he focuses on what he should do in the next over. He mentioned the dismissal of the RR captain in the game against RCB when he was dismissed off Hasaranga by playing a reverse sweep shot, which is certainly not a recommended shot in high-pressure situations. Meanwhile, Samson scored his second half-century of this season, in an ongoing fixture against KKR.

“At times, he is thinking ahead of himself at that times. I feel he is already thinking of, what’s he gonna do in the next over, but that’s fine and you gonna plan. A great example of him going into trouble with his risky shots, he got out by playing a reverse sweep off Hasaranga, which is not his high-percentage shot,” said Dasgupta.

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