The skipper of team Rajasthan Royals (RR) Sanju Samson has stated that he was disappointed after not seeing his name in India’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad.
Sanju Samson told that India’s T20 World Cup squad has been picked and that will no longer be a distraction for him and now he can maintain his focus on the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“Now that India’s selection for the T20 World Cup is done, at least that will not be a distraction any longer and I can now devote all my focus and energies towards the IPL.”
Meanwhile, Sanju Samson confessed that it was very disappointing for him not to be picked in India’s T20 World Cup team. As it is his dream to play World Cup for India and he was looking forward to it.
“I will confess that it was very disappointing to not be selected. Playing for India and playing in the World Cup is a great dream for all players and I was very much looking forward to that. As the cliché goes, selection is not in a player’s control, so it is very important to stay focused on what you can control and where you are as a player. You need to have that maturity in your thinking,” Sanju Samson told ESPNcricinfo in an interaction.
“Last year in the UAE we finished eighth. So any improvement would be good”: Sanju Samson on Rajasthan Royals
Samson highlighted that Rajasthan Royals were at the bottom of the table in IPL 2020 so any improvement this year will be considered to be good. However, he made it clear that his goal is to win the championship this time.
“Last year in the UAE we finished eighth. So any improvement would be good. But in my first huddle with the Royals family this year I made it clear that while the goal is to win the championship, we need to focus on our process, on our preparation, and take it one match at a time.
” We give everything out there. I don’t mind if we end up at No. 8 again, but I want everyone to go all out. No matter who the opposition is, I want to see that attitude in your eyes and your body language. We are going for the kill – die or win. As simple as that. No one is holding back. I said that I wanted that commitment from each and everyone,” added Sanju Samson.
Sanju Samson further mentioned that his goal is not only to qualify for the playoffs but to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title.
“We are a young IPL team and the brand of cricket I want my team now to play is to fight and succeed. Of our remaining seven matches this season we have to win as many as possible. The goal is not to qualify for the playoffs but to win the championship,” the skipper concluded.