Former Indian wicketkeeper Saba Karim has praised Sanju Samson for his selfless approach to cricket in the IPL 2022.
In the recently completed Indian Premier League, Samson acquired 458 runs at an acceptable average of 28.62 and an outstanding strike rate of 146.79. The Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain took his team to the IPL 2022 final, but they were unable to win their second title in the prestigious league.
Saba praised Samson during a conversation on India News, saying: “This time, Sanju Samson has redefined himself. He was a selfless cricketer. His efforts are simply to maintain a high strike rate, score runs, and strike the best bowlers, which he appears to have done in several matches.”
While recognizing that Samson has struggled with the bat in some crucial matches, Saba believes the captaincy has improved his consistency.
“I agree that he hasn’t always scored the runs that were needed on big occasions, but Samson’s batting has finesse and timing. I believe his batting has improved as a result of his captaincy, and he has become a much more consistent player.”
Saba Karim on Sanju Samson batting order:
Saba Karim was essential to Samson on a few instances for having to hold himself back in the batting lineup. He elaborated:
“He made an error in one or two games that pushed him down the pecking order, and I’m not sure why he sent R Ashwin ahead of him. Sanju Samson, in my viewpoint, should have batted after Jos Buttler at No. 3. Samson held himself back several times here, which I thought was inappropriate,” Saba Karim added.
In the IPL 2022 edition, Samson scored 458 runs at a suitable average of 28.62 and a remarkable strike rate of 146.79.