We all know what great talent Kerala’s batsman Sanju Samson possesses. The right-hander is a sweet-timer of the ball and he is pleasing to the eye if he gets going. However, consistency has been Samson’s Achilles Heel right throughout his early career.
The right-hander has an average of 30.82 in his List A career and he scores his runs at an average 36.81 in his First-Class career. These numbers don’t justify the talent and the skills Sanju Samson has. However, Samson has no regrets as he stated that he has learned from his mistakes.
“You rightly said it has been a roller-coaster ride for me. If you have a very safe and easy career there are very fewer things you will learn. I have learned a lot in the last four to five years. If you have failed a lot of times then you know how to rise up and how to succeed. I have failed a lot of times in my life so I know how to stand up and perform. That has been a blessing,” said the 24-year-old as quoted by PTI.
“I don’t have any regrets. As I said I have gone through a lot of ups and downs. I had lots of high expectations about myself that I should have performed much better than what I did.
Samson had made his India’s debut in a T20I when India had toured Zimbabwe in 2015. He could not get any more matches as his domestic record had nothing impressive to show.
Samson has all the talent in the world.
”… That I should have got into the team much before, but lately, I understood that everything has its own time and you have to be patient for your turn. I have been doing that and have become a better person in the process.
“Have really enjoyed my tough times, to be honest. I have understood who all are with me genuinely and who are not.”
However, lately, Samson has turned the tables. The flamboyant batsman had scored a blistering knock of 91 runs off just 48 in an unofficial match against South Africa A for India A.
Furthermore, the right-hander has continued his good form going in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored a staggering double century knock of 212 runs, which is the highest score in Vijay Hazare. As Samson has let his bat do all the talking, the right-hander got a call into the Indian T20I squad for the series against Bangladesh.
“Mentally and technically many changes have happened in the last five years. I have understood my game a lot more, a lot about myself as a person. I have worked on my strengths and not tried to be the perfect batsman that I tried be for a long time. I understood that no one can be a perfect batsman. Now I keep it simple and enjoy my cricket.”
Samson will like to continue to his good form going if he gets his chance in the national side. The right-hander scored 410 runs in the eight matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy and he would like consistency to be his friend.