Out-of-favour India batsman Manoj Tiwary has disagreed with his former India and IPL teammate Gautam Gambhir after the latter hailed Sanju Samson as the best young player in India. Gambhir’s comments came after Sanju Samson’s stunning knock against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday.
The Rajasthan Royals star slammed 74 off just 32 deliveries before being sent back by Lungi Ngidi. His breathtaking knock was studded with nine fours and a six. He reached his fifty off just 19 balls as he took almost all the CSK bowlers to the cleaners in Sharjah.
The carnage started from the fifth over after Royals managed to score only 26 runs from their first four overs. Sanju Samson got into his grooves by dispatching Sam Curran for a six and four in the fifth over before hitting Deepak Chahar for another maximum in the sixth over.
The Royals star slammed Ravindra Jadeja for two sixes in the following over. In the eighth over, MS Dhoni introduced Piyush Chawla in the attack but it didn’t make any difference either. The leg-spinner was hit for 4 sixes by the right-handed batsman. He hit three more maximums before departing.
Manoj Tiwary disagrees with Gautam Gambhir:
Soon after Sanju Samson’s knock, Gambhir took to Twitter to lavish praise on him. He called him not only the best wicketkeeper-batsman in the country but also the best young batsman in India. Gambhir was so confident with his claim that he even challenged others to debate with him.
Well, it did not take long for a prominent name to challenge Gambhir as Manoj Tiwary disagreed with him. The former KKR batsman said that instead of Samson, Shubman Gill is the best young batsman in India, writing:
“Best Indian young batsman is @RealShubmanGill Gauti bhai”
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) September 22, 2020
Well, Gill will have a chance to prove himself as one of the best youngsters in India on Wednesday when he plays for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians. Having impressed for the franchise last year, he is expected to be an integral member of the team for the ongoing season.