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Weird that only Playing XI Sanju Samson doesn’t find a place is that of India: Gambhir

Hailing Sanju Samson's heroics, Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter and said," Sanju Samson is not just the best wicketkeeper batsmen in India but the best young batsman in India! Anyone up for debate?"

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 23, 2020 3:40:30 pm
Gautam Gambhir, Sanju SamsonGautam Gambhir said barring Team India, rest almost everyone is ready to bring Sanju Samson to their sides with open arms. (BCCI/IPL and Express File)

Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir heaped praise on Rajasthan Royals’ batsman Sanju Samson, who played a big role in his side’s triumph over MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Batting at a strike rate of over 230, the wicketkeeper-batsman scored 74 from 32 deliveries helping his side post a gigantic 216/7 on the board.

The wicketkeeper-batsman displayed an array of shots all over the park and his innings also included 9 huge sixes. Samson along with his skipper Steve Smith’s (69 off 47 balls) pulverised the CSK attack. Samson, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his performance, said his plan was to go and hit the deliveries in his arc.

Hailing Samson’s heroics, Gambhir took to Twitter and said, “Sanju Samson is not just the best wicketkeeper-batsman in India but the best young batsman in India! Anyone up for debate?”

He then expressed shock over Samson’s omission from Team India, calling it ‘weird’.

On Tuesday, Samson reached his half-century in just 19 balls, which is also the joint-second fastest 50 by a Rajasthan Royals batsman.

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