Sanju Samson, India’s wicket-keeper batsman, has spent more time on the bench than on the field for the national team. With Rishabh Pant, failing to make the most of his opportunity as India’s first-choice wicket-keeper batsman, KL Rahul has grabbed the chance with both hands. And even though Sanju Samson has been given quite a few chances, he has failed to display his batting prowess.
However, the Kerala cricketer, is focused at looking at the brighter side of things. In an interview with the Times of India, Samson spoke in length about his time on the bench and thing he learns from the seniors.
A lot to learn from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma: Sanju Samson
To share the dressing room with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is a special feeling and Sanju Samson is making the most of it. He tries to learn and understand the game better by observing the modern greats of the game. More optimistically, Samson also thinks, being a part of the ‘best side in the world’ is not a small thing.
“I looked at the brighter side of things. I got to share the dressing room with legends like Virat bhai and Rohit bhai and there is a lot to learn from them even if we just observe the way they handle themselves on and off the ground. And then to be a part of the world’s best cricket team is not a small thing,” he told The Times of India on his time on the bench.
New Zealand tour was one of the best times of my life: Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson played two T20Is in the five-match series against New Zealand. However, the 25-year-old failed to prove his mettle as was dismissed for the paltry scores of 2 and 6. Samson said it is the change in his batting style which could not yield the desired result and he is ready to fail sometimes with the new technique.
“The New Zealand tour was one of the best times of my life. Yes, it is true that I could not perform with the bat the way I would have loved to. But I believe the change of style that I have adopted in my batting recently will sometimes lead to failures. I have started to accept that fact and I wait and prepare for my next big successful innings,” he added.
Samson has featured in 4 T20Is for India but failed to make his bat do the talking. He averages only 8.75 in the shortest format and has plenty to prove.