Apart from Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson also played for Delhi Daredevils for two years.
Sanju Samson Ipl will captain Rajasthan Royals in 2021.
Indian premier league has given many young players to India. One of them is Sanju Samson. Sanju has rocked the IPL with his bat from the very beginning. Ever since he landed in the IPL, his bat has thundered every time. In the 14th season of IPL, Sanju Samson has a big responsibility on her shoulders. Sanju has been associated with Rajasthan Royals for a long time and this season the team has appointed him as their captain. Rajasthan had won the title of the first edition of the IPL but after that, it has not been able to win the title even once. On Sanju’s young shoulders, the team has a big responsibility to get the second IPL title.
Sanju started his IPL with Rajasthan Royals. He played for Rajasthan in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and scored 206, 339 and 204 respectively. Sanju has played a total of 107 matches in the IPL so far and has scored 2584 runs at an average of 27.78. Sanju has two centuries and 13 half-centuries in the name of IPL. His strike rate in the IPL is 133.74.
Rahul Dravid flourished
Like many players of the country, Sanju has also been groomed by former India captain and great batsman Rahul Dravid. For the first time, Sanju had stepped into the IPL only in Dravid’s presence. In Rajasthan, Dravid grew up as a mentor Sanju. In 2016, when Dravid came to Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), he also brought Sanju. Sanju played for two seasons only from Delhi. In 2016, Sanju scored 291 runs in 14 matches for Delhi. In 2017, Sanju took 386 runs in 14 matches with the bat. This season, he also scored his first IPL century. After spending two seasons in Delhi, Sanju returned to Rajasthan.
Became an important part of Rajasthan Royals
When Sanju returned to Rajasthan in 2018, he was successful in establishing himself as an important member of the team. In 2018, he scored 441 runs in 15 matches, 342 in 12 matches in 2019 and 375 runs in 14 matches in 2020. Seeing the ability of Sanju’s batting, the team has handed him the captaincy of the team. However, it will be a big responsibility for Sanju to maintain his form with the bat along with captaincy.
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