Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha came up with an interesting example to explain why young players like Sanju Samson need to perform consistently to make it to the Indian team. His remarks came after Samson-led Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals in a low-scoring nail-biting game at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
RR skipper Sanju Samson failed to bat well during this clash as he got out after scoring just four runs. However, the Kerala cricketer smashed a magnificent hundred during his side’s previous game of the season against the Punjab Kings. Ojha said that Sanju Samson needs to be consistent to make a comeback to the national side.
“When you talk about Sanju Samson, there is one thing. When he came into this side, there was no Rishabh Pant, there was no Ishan Kishan. In this present Indian team, consider this interesting story Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are like post-paid sim cards. They can push themselves for a bit more time without paying the bills,” Pragyan Ojha said.
‘Few youngsters are like pre-paid sim cards’: Ojha
The former cricketer said that some youngsters are like pre-paid sim cards that have to be renewed after some time. On the other hand, experienced members like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are like post-paid sim cards as they can push themselves for a bit more time without paying the bills.
“But quite a few youngsters are like pre-paid sim cards. It has to be renewed in the given time otherwise the sim is dead. All these youngsters should understand they are not post-paid sim cards. They are pre-paid sim cards, to become postpaid, they have to perform consistently,” Pragyan Ojha further added.