Sanju Samson is going places better than before. Rajasthan Royals’ wicket-keeper batsman showcased his batting masterclass in the ongoing Indian Premier League season. His batting has improved to a considerable extent. The right-handed batsman was the dangerous man for his team in the first two games.
The 25-year-old impressed everyone with his sensational batting skills. The Kerala batsman scored a 32-ball 74 against the Chennai Super Kings and was named the Player of the Match. Then again, Samson continued his good touch by scoring 85 off just 42 balls against Kings XI Punjab.
Samson’s candid knock helped his team beat KXIP in a record run-chase. Rightly so, Samson was named the Player of the Match.
Gautam Gambhir replies to Shashi Tharoor’s tweet
In the wake of stellar batting performances, cricket experts, fans and commentators praised the wicket-keeper-batsman. One among the well-wishers was Congress leader Shashi Tharoor who appreciated Sanju Samson.
Shashi Tharoor had told the Kerala cricketer at 14 that he will be the next MS Dhoni in cricket. After when the former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir came across the tweet, he took a swipe at MS Dhoni. The cricketer-turned-politician added that Sanju Samson has his own identity to thrive in the sport.
“Sanju Samson doesn’t need to be next anyone. He will be ‘the’ Sanju Samson of Indian Cricket,” the former Indian opener wrote in his tweet while replying to Congress leader.
Fans not happy with Gautam Gambhir
Every now and then, Gautam Gambhir is hitting the headlines for all the controversial reasons. It is quite obvious that he is taking a swipe at MS Dhoni more often than not. Gambhir has made several tweets against MS Dhoni for the past few years. Moreover, he is also continuing to do the same even today.
Fans are clearly unhappy with Gambhir taking a dig at the CSK captain. Gambhir received criticism across quarters after his cryptic tweet on MS Dhoni over the World Cup. Gambhir’s name trended on social media on the 2nd of April when he boldly said that only Dhoni’s six didn’t help India left the World Cup.
Gambhir clarified that it was the cumulative efforts of the whole team and support staff that helped India win the World Cup. Not a long ago, MS Dhoni didn’t promote himself at four or five while CSK were chasing 217 against the Royals.
Eventually, CSK lost the match by 16 runs. After CSK’s defeat, Gambhir had said that MS Dhoni needs to step up and lead the team by example.