IPL 2020: ‘I never think of playing like MS Dhoni’ : Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson is in terrific form at the moment. He is now being touted as MS Dhoni's successor in the Indian Cricket Team. Samson addressed these comparisons to Dhoni in an interview.

Sanju Samson

Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) batsman Sanju Samson has produced good performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2020. His batting first two matches have helped his side RR win both matches and go top of the table. He has scored 74 runs off 32 balls and 85 runs off 42 balls in his two innings in the IPL

Samson first caught the attention of pundits and fans around the world with his performances in the IPL and the domestic circuit. He was called up to the national team soon but was unable to replicate his good performances for the national side. But the was he played this year, seem to have put his career on track again. Samson is now being talked about as the one to succeed MS Dhoni as India’s wicketkeeper. The Kerala batsman opened up on comparisons to MS Dhoni and about being touted as his successor.

MS Dhoni is a legend of the game – Samson

Sanju Samson and MS Dhoni

Ahead of Rajasthan Royals’ game against Kolkata Knight Riders, Samson spoke about the comparisons with MS Dhoni. “I am sure that no one can and no one should try to play like him. It’s not at all easy to play like MS Dhoni, so leave that aside. I never think of playing like MS Dhoni. He is a legend of Indian cricket, legend of the game,” Samson said. “I only focus on my game, what I can do, how I can do it best and how I can win matches,” he added.

When quizzed as to whether he believes he has caught the eye of national selectors, Samson said, “I maybe, I maybe not. The only think I know is I am in good form, my only dream is to win matches for my team, any team I play. My focus is on the IPL right now. I have understood my game, it’s more of power hitting. So I have been training on my strengths on my power hitting.”

Samson further said, playing most of his cricket in Kerala and Jaipur has helped him adapt to conditions in the UAE. He said, “I am in a very good space mentally. I have worked closely with our video analyst for four to five months and that really helped me improve,” and signed off.

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