‘Sanju udhar jaa’ – Sanju Samson reveals a dream that turned into reality involving MS Dhoni
Samson got a chance to play under MS Dhoni in a practice game in 2017.
Updated - May 2, 2020 11:09 am
Sanju Samson made his IPL debut in 2013 for Rajasthan Royals and ever since he was accepted to become a future star for the Indian team. Seven years since then, Samson hasn’t played anything more than four T20Is for the national side. The Kerela wicketkeeper-batsman received his maiden call for the national team way back in 2014.
During India’s tour of England, Samson was called into the ODI squad. Unfortunately, he didn’t get a game. But it was an experience any youngster would cherish as he got to be around players like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. In a recent interview, Sanju recalled that he had first shared a dressing room with Dhoni during the 2014 tour of England.
I had a dream that Mahi bhai is the captain of the team: Sanju Samson reveals an old story
“I first shared the dressing room with him [MS Dhoni] when we went to England,” Samson said during a chat with Chennai Super Kings social media presenter Rupha Ramani.
Sanju Samson finally got an opportunity to play under Dhoni when India A took on England in 2017 for a practice match before the ODI series. Dhoni led the India A team for one last time and Samson played in that XI. The 25-year-old revealed that he had a dream once. In that dream, he had seen MSD giving him instructions to change his fielding position.
“I had a dream that Mahi bhai is the captain of the team. He is changing fields. I was standing in slips or something and he said, ‘Sanju waha ja’,” Samson revealed. The young wicketkeeper further said that this finally happened in reality when he played for India A in that match.
“I was in the slips when he said, ‘Sanju udhar jaa’,” the Rajasthan Royals player said.
Sanju Samson has been impressive with the bat and the gloves in the last few seasons of the IPL. He has a good record in the tournament, which is the reason that he was one of the probable candidates for the wicketkeeper’s role looking at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.
However, since the start of 2020, Samson has got three opportunities in the Indian T20 side, but he has failed to make an impact. With KL Rahul being chosen as the wicketkeeper-batsman for the T20I side, the path ahead for the dashing batsman from Kerela seems a bit difficult.