Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson has expressed that he will focus on the upcoming second leg of the IPL 2021 instead of worrying about Team India selection. The Kerala wicket-keeper batsman was left out of the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup.
Samson is one of the most talented batsmen that India has ever produced. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to secure a place in the side. Much of it comes down to his inconsistency, which has affected him in the IPL as well.
“It’s important to go into the team with a clear mind. There will be no doubts about the selection when IPL resumes. First of all, when you’re playing for an IPL team and thinking about the Indian selection, then it’s a wrong mindset.“
“People do talk about Indian selection and cementing your place but that is actually a by-product – if you perform, you get opportunities,” Samson said.
“Everyone is having that kind of pressure” – Sanju Samson
Ever since the inception of the IPL, Indian cricket has been on the rise. It has provided a platform for the youngsters to showcase their skills. There are plenty of products in the IPL that have been elevated to the national team. There is cut-throat competition and Sanju Samson feels that everyone’s under pressure.
“I think IPL is the most viewed tournament in the world. It will get you noticed. People do say good things about me and they also say other things as well. It’s natural for me now.“
“Everyone is having that kind of pressure. And everyone goes through that kind of pressure, knowing that so many people are waiting outside anyway. That’s the reason behind Indian cricket’s success,” the 26-year-old said.
Samson will next feature for the RR side when they take on KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the upcoming leg of the IPL 2021.