Team India wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson looked in a blazing form in the intra-squad game ahead of the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. The Men in Blue will play three ODIs, starting July 18 (Sunday) followed by as many T20Is.
The upcoming series will be a litmus test for the Kerala-born cricketer to impress the selectors ahead of the T20 World Cup. The Rajasthan Royals skipper has been in and out of the Indian side over the past couple of years.
Ahead of the series, Sanju Samson Sanju could be seen hammering the Indian bowlers during a practice game, the video of which has now gone viral on social media.
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All the fast bowlers including senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar faced Sanju Samson’s wrath. The gifted batsman played shots all round the park. He played an outrageous scoop shot against Bhuvneshwar and followed it with a couple of eye-catching shots off Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini.
Lucky to learn the game from Rahul Dravid: Sanju Samson
Rahul Dravid has been handed over the reins of the national side in the absence of Ravi Shastri for the upcoming Sri Lanka series. The squad includes six uncapped cricketers who are excited to work under the guidance of Rahul Dravid who has been largely responsible for shaping the young Indian talents.
Speaking on his association with Dravid, Sanju Samson stressed that they are lucky to work under the former India cricketer.
“Each and every individual in the India A side or the juniors going into the Indian team have been fortunate to go through a person called Rahul Dravid. We are very lucky to learn our cricket from him. I remember going to the Rajasthan Royals trials one day – I batted really well – and he came up to me and asked me a question ‘can you play for my team?’.
So, that was the biggest moment of my life, and I can never forget that. That shows how great a human being he is, and I really enjoy his company,” said Samson speaking exclusively on Star Sports’ show Follow the Blues.