Sanju Samson In Indian Team: Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson is looking in great form in IPL 2023 so far. In the five matches played so far, two half-centuries have come out of Sanju’s bat. On the other hand, in the match played against Gujarat Titans last Sunday, Sanju played an important role in winning the team with a brilliant innings. Samson scored an inning of 60 runs in 32 balls with the help of 3 fours and 6 sixes. Sanju’s strike rate was more than 187 in this innings. Seeing this innings of Sanju, there was a demand to include him in Team India.
Demand to include Sanju in Team India
Sanju played his last international match on January 3, 2023 in the T20 series against Sri Lanka. Now seeing Samson’s brilliant performance in IPL 2023, the demand to bring him back to Team India started rising. Veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, “I feed Sanju Samson to the Indian T20 team every day.” Apart from this, former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad tweeted after the brilliant innings of Sanju and Shimron Hetmyer, “Sanju Samson and Hetmyer performed brilliantly today. Samson has a special ability to move words. Great victory for Rajasthan." Similarly, many other veterans praised Samson. See veterans’ reactions here.
I would play Sanju Samson in the Indian T20 team every day.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 16, 2023
Sanju Samson and Hetmyer were spectacular today. Samson has this special ability to get going from the word go. Great win for Rajasthan. RRvsGT
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 16, 2023
Sanju Samson brings all round ability to the table. Plays spin and fast bowling equally well. Those three 6’s against Rashid khan were special. Captain’s knock indeed 👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 16, 2023
What a finisher @SHetmyer!! 👏🏾👏🏾 Brilliant effort from the @gujarat_titans bowlers but a true skipper’s knock from @IamSanjuSamson and some cameos from @dhruvjurel21 & @ashwinravi99 takes them to the top of the table!! GTvRR
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) April 16, 2023
Outstanding match RR vs GT. @rajasthanroyals captain knock @IamSanjuSamson top class batting and what a finish by @SHetmyer ⭐️ top shots Anna @ashwinravi99 👌 @IPL
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 16, 2023
Made his international debut in 2015
Please tell that Sanju Samson made his international debut in 2015, since then he has played only 11 ODIs and 17 T20 Internationals for Team India. On the other hand, many players who joined the team after Sanju have played more matches than him. With the bat, Sanju has scored 330 runs at an average of 66 in ODIs and 301 runs in T20 Internationals at a strike rate of 133.77.