Kerala’s star batsman Sanju Samson is currently having treatment for his knee due to an injury he sustained during a Vijay Hazare Trophy fixture. Sanju Samson, who returned to his home in Thiruvananthapuram after his team’s victory over Bihar in Elite Group C, has received advice of a two-week rest. The right-handed batsman finished unbeaten on 24 off nine balls in Kerala’s win.
Sanju Samson recently lost his place in the Indian team due to some inconsistent performances in the T20 series in Australia. After doing reasonably well in IPL 2020 in the UAE, the selectors decided to hand the 26-year old another opportunity. However, Samson had promising starts in all three T20Is without making a compelling score.
Sanju Samson’s father, Samson Vishwanath, informed that his son has had knee problems in the past that has cropped up again. Even though he played with pain during the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he had to return as it became unbearable and been undergoing treatment since last Monday. The doctors have advised him of a two-week rest.
“He has had knee problems in the past. It cropped up again during the Hazare Trophy and he played through pain. Once the pain became unbearable, he returned home and has been undergoing treatment from last Monday. The doctor has advised him a two-week rest,” Vishwanath said as quoted by On Manorama.
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Meanwhile, the explosive right-handed batsman will also captain the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021, replacing Steve Smith from IPL 2020. The extravaganza that likely begins from the 9th of April will probably be his next assignment. Samson has had a modest Vijay Hazare Trophy, managing 121 runs at 30.25 from five matches with a solitary half-century.