IRE VS IND: Sanju Samson, an Indian hitter, returned to the team after leading Rajasthan Royals to victory in the IPL 2022 and turning in a strong performance. His strategies and poise stood out, even though he was unable to get a major hit.
He was given a shot in India‘s starting lineup for the second Twenty20 international against Ireland on Tuesday because he lived up to the expectations of the team and the fans alike. Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was injured, was replaced by him in the lineup, and he opened the innings alongside Ishan Kishan.
After losing his opening partner early, he and Deepak Hooda created a massive combination that saw them put up 176 runs for the second wicket. Samson finished his innings with a stunning 42-ball 77 that contained nine fours and four enormous sixes.
Samson made a terrific knock, and it paid off because India narrowly prevailed in the match. He discussed his innings and his partnership with former India all-rounder Ajay Jadeja on Sony Sports Network after the game.
IRE VS IND: “I Like The Playing Style Of Sanju Samson”- Ajay Jadeja
Samson was removed from the game just as he and Hooda appeared poised to lead India to an astounding total. The pair increased the score from 13/1 to 189/2 after losing the first wicket early.
Mark Adair dismissed Samson for 77, which disappointed Ajay Jadeja because he had expected Samson to reach the three-figure mark. Jadeja responded to Samson’s knock by saying, “I’m glad to hear that, but I’m unhappy here since I believed you should’ve gotten one too,” in response to Samson.
We are all huge fans of yours here, especially Graeme Swann and I, so I hope you begin to feel that as well. When you enter, we want to see you reach those higher totals. I apologize for being a little too critical because I admire your batting a lot.
“It was a good game. The partnership we had, in that type of condition, there was some movement off the wicket and the bowlers were bowling in the right areas. I think Hooda made it very easy for me. He started hitting from the word go.” Sanju Samson Said.
He further said, “We communicated well, I was happy to just give the strike to him when he was hitting like that. When I started going, he also did the same. I’m very happy for Hooda, and someday, soon, I would like to get to that kind of score. I’m very happy with the way I also batted.”
IRE VS IND: Last Ball Thriller Match Highlights
India, spearheaded by Hardik Pandya, defeated Ireland in the second T20I by four runs to win the series 2-0. India racked up a massive 225/7 on the board while batting first. Deepak Hooda made a century, while Sanju Samson, who was making his comeback, got 77 (42), was a huge help.
Ireland’s answer was to maintain their pursuit until the game’s final ball, scoring 221/5 in their 20 overs. Before the first wicket fell to Ravi Bishnoi on 40, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie had added 72 runs (18). After being dismissed, the hosts quickly lost two wickets as Hardik Pandya forced a run-out. Then Balbirnie was fired for 60 (37).