Team India wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson has been ruled out of the remaining two T20Is of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka. The 28-year-old cricketer hurt his knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the first T20I at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has stated that he wants to see keeper-batter Sanju Samson getting a long run in the India team. Samson has been named in the Indian squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka, which begins at the star of January
India skipper Rohit Sharma praised Sanju Samson for his cameo in the second T20I against Sri Lanka, which helped the hosts clinch the match by seven wickets, and the series 2-0. Samson scored 39 runs off 25 balls, which included three sixes and a four in one over from Lahiru Kumara. He was dismissed in the same over but had put India well on track for a win.
It was the year 2013 when Rahul Dravid promoted a 19-year old Sanju Samson to number three in a match against the RCB. Playing for the Rajasthan Royals, the then youngster from Kerala blazed his way to a magnificent 63 as he helped his side chase down a target of 173. Since then, he has been known for playing all or nothing kind of knocks, he either wins you matches from nowhere or he simply throws his wicket away.
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Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson has been named as replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan in the T20I squad that will take on West Indies in a three-match series. Dhawan ended up getting a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Maharashtra, BCCI informed. After assessing the left-hander’s condition, BCCI’s medical team concluded that Dhawan would not be fit for the T20Is, as the injury would take time to heal.