The champions of the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Rajasthan Royals recently roped in legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara as the ‘Director of Cricket’.
The franchise had recently appointed their star batsman, Sanju Samson as the new skipper ahead of the 14th IPL edition. This decision came after they let go of Steve Smith ahead of the auctions before last year’s runner-ups Delhi Capitals bought him.
Sanju Samson expressed his excitement about having Sangakkara on the side before the start of the tournament. Samson mentioned that it’s an honour to work alongside the former Sri Lankan skipper and he looks forward to learning a lot of things from him.
“When I came to know we are having Sanga, I got very excited. I am very happy that we are going to have Sanga for the next season and the next few years,” Samson said.
“It’s an honour to have him alongside, especially when I am the captain and he is the coach. The relationship is going to be really special. Looking forward to meeting him and learning a lot of things from him,” he added.
‘Very excited to don the captain’s hat for my team’: Samson
Samson also expressed his thrill while talking about his new role at the franchise of Rajasthan. Samson has come a long way in the cash-rich league as he began his career with RR as a teenager and is currently their skipper.
“I am very much excited to do this role for my team. I started being a Royal when I was 18 and now I am 26 – the team has given me this role, I am really excited and looking forward to it,” he added.
Rajasthan Royals is set to lock horns with Punjab Kings on April 12, 2021, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.