Sanju Samson, Kerala and Rajasthan Royals swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman, has been in brilliant form in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League [IPL].
Samson has once again emerged as the spearhead of the Rajasthan Royals batting-unit. Samson started his IPL 2020 campaign with a brutal annihilation of the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, smoking a classy 32-ball 74 to lead his side to an eventual match-winning total of 216.
Sanju carried his form in the next game against Kings XI Punjab as he took the run-chase by the scruff of its neck, stroking another classy 42-ball 85- an innings which included four fours and seven sixes- to take his side on the cusp of victory before Rahul Tewatia’s late assault paved way for a world-record run-chase for the Royals.
‘I think one should not try to play like him,’- Sanju Samson on comparisons with MS Dhoni
Following Samson’s back-to-back disdainful knocks, his comparisons with the legendary MS Dhoni have started doing rounds on social media, with politician Shashi Tharoor hailing the Kerala swashbuckler as the new MS Dhoni.
Responding to is comparisons with MSD, Samson said that one should not compare anyone with the former Indian captain, adding that he would want to forge his own style and that he has never tried to emulate MS Dhoni.
“It is not at all easy to play like MS Dhoni, and I think one should not try to play like him, that’s what I will suggest to anyone. We should leave him aside, he is one of the best cricketers to have played the game. I never think about me playing like MS Dhoni and what I would really love to be is more like myself and just understand what is Sanju Samson and just be myself whenever I play a game,” Sanju Samson was quoted as saying by India Today.