IPL 2022: Navdeep Saini Opens Up On Playing Under Sanju Samson At Rajasthan Royals

Published - 21 Mar 2022, 12:57 PM

Navdeep-Saini. Photo- RR Twitter
Navdeep-Saini. Photo- RR Twitter

Navdeep Saini was one of the signings of Rajasthan Royals ahead of IPL 2022. The squad looks competitive and a lot better than what it has been in the previous years. Sanju Samson will continue to lead the side with Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal among the key players in the squad.

Navdeep Saini will be a part of the bowling attack that has two of India’s best spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. The pace attack has Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile apart from Saini who will add the element of pace into the attack. The pacer opened up on playing under Samson at Rajasthan Royals which will be his second IPL franchise after RCB.

I Share A Great Rapport With Sanju Samson: Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I share a great rapport with Sanju. I have spent a lot of time with him at the national team and have had a lot of discussions with him off the field. I feel it’s going to be a fresh experience, playing under him; he’s someone who creates a fun atmosphere around the team which helps everyone settle in quickly and feel a part of the team,” said Saini to ANI.

Royals roped him in for 2.60 crores in the mega auction. Saini has played 28 matches so far taking 17 wickets at an economy rate of 8.47.

The Indian pacer also shared his views on working alongside Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga. While Sangakkara is the team’s Director Of Cricket, Malinga was added to the squad as the team’s fast-bowling coach.

Lasith Malinga Appointed Fast Bowling Coach As Rajasthan Royals announce coaching staff ahead of IPL 2022
Lasith Malinga Appointed Fast Bowling Coach As Rajasthan Royals announce coaching staff ahead of IPL 2022

“I’m also really excited to work with Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga, and pick their brains on various aspects of the game. I think this will be a great opportunity for me to learn and groom myself, further evolving my skills and contributing to the team’s performances,” Saini added.

The Royals play their first game of the season on March 29 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Pune. It is the fifth game of the season and the first game for both teams.

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