Rahul Dravid, Sanju Samson
Rahul Dravid, Sanju Samson. Image-Twitter

Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Sanju Samson has labelled his Rajasthan Royals trials under legendary batsman Rahul Dravid as one of the most special moments of his life.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson made his Indian Premier League debut for Rajasthan Royals in 2013 and after spending a few seasons with RR he moved to the Delhi franchise. However, he returned to the Royals camp in 2018 and was later appointed as captain of the team.

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Sanju SAmson fifty.PHoto- IPL
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Meanwhile, Samson has revealed that he gave his best during the Rajasthan Royals trials and impressed Rahul Dravid with his performance.

One of the most special moments in my life, I batted for 2 days there [trials], and did not bat like this in my entire life. After hitting every shot, the voice from behind would say, ‘Shot Sanju’, and it was magic for me. Before the trials, he said to me you have been doing well in the domestic circuit, very much excited to see you,” Samson said on Breakfast with Champions show on YouTube.

Sanju Samson Recalls Batting Alongside Rahul Dravid During IPL 2013

Rahul Dravid and Sanju Samson. Photo- Twitter
. Photo- Twitter

The wicket-keeper also revealed that when he was batting alongside Dravid during the Indian Premier League 2013 Dravid had told him to take time before going aggressive. Samson added that after looking at his strokes Dravid instantly told him to go all-out.

“In my first or second match in the season, I came at one down, and Rahul sir was the opener. I knew I had the license to hit, and did it on the very first ball by hooking, which went for four. Then Rahul sir came and said, Sanju take your time, a couple of balls and see what you can do. In the next ball, I again hit a boundary off the bouncer, and then he said, keep going,” Samson said.

Rahul Dravid and Sanju Samson. Photo- Twitter
. Photo- Twitter

Sanju Samson added that when he moved to the Delhi franchise Rahul Dravid was the coach of that team and he told him that he will one day play for India.

“Then after two years, we moved to Delhi [Daredevils], he was a coach of the team. Along with me, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agarwal, and Rishabh Pant were present. He said to all of us, you will play for the Indian team, and that was special for every youngster. During those three to four years, I spent with him, I covered everything,” Samson added.

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