Sanju Samson played a sensational knock of 74 runs off 32 balls against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday. He took his time initially before wreaking havoc at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. His 74-run knock, which included 9 sixes and 1 four, received praise from various quarters across the globe.
Sanju Samson stated that he made full use of the coronavirus enforced break as he worked on his fitness and power-hitting skills.
“I think range-hitting is what the game demands in this generation. I had time to work out in these 5 months, and I think I’ve increased that ability,” Samson said at the post-match presentation.
“I’ve been working hard on my fitness, diet and training, and on my strength, because my game relies a lot on power hitting,” he added.
Sanju Samson was lethal, particular against spinners. He hit as many as 9 sixes during his knock. His knock helped the side start the campaign brilliantly as they won the first match against CSK by 16 runs.
“My game plan is to stand and deliver. If it’s in the arc I go for it, and it’s very important to keep the intent to hit the ball if it’s there to be hit.”
Sanju Samson plays as a wicket-keeper batsman for Rajasthan. The franchise also has a couple more wicket-keepers in the squad, i.e., Jos Buttler and Robin Uthappa. It would be interesting to see what role would he given once Jos Buttler joins the squad.
“Everyone likes to keep wickets and no one likes running around, but it’s up to the coach. We are happy to bring smiles on the fans’ faces and we hope to continue doing so.”
Rajasthan Royals will play their second match of Dream 11 IPL 2020 against Kings Eleven Punjab on Sunday.