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“It Really Does Get Challenging” – Sanju Samson On Finding A Place In The Indian Team

Star India National Cricket Team and Rajasthan Royals (RR) wicketkeeper-batsman, Sanju Samson, has said that securing a place in the India National Cricket Team has become really challenging.

Sanju Samson, who is not a part of India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad, also told that he has worked hard on playing different roles in the batting department and he is flexible enough to bat at any position.

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Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: Twitter)

“Playing different roles is something I have worked on for a lot of years. I am confident of batting anywhere in the order.”

“You should not fix a spot for yourself. You cannot tell people: ‘I am an opener or I am a finisher.’In the last three-four years, playing in various roles and spots (in the order) has added a new dimension to my game,” he said. 

Sanju Samson further said that there is a lot of competition in the Indian team and finding a place in the national setup is highly challenging for the players.

“It really does get challenging. Finding a place in the Indian team is really challenging. There is a lot of competition around, even within players who are in the team now. When these things happen, it is important to focus on myself,” Samson said in response to a question.

I am happy with the way I am performing. I want to improve…,” he added.

The quality of cricketers we have in our team is unbelievable – Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: Twitter)

Samson has been appointed as the skipper of India A for the three-match series against New Zealand that will be played on September 22, September 25 and September 27.

While talking about the India A squad, Sanju Samson said that there are unbelievably talented players in the team.

“The quality of cricketers we have in our team is unbelievable. So, it really helps each and every individual to raise their level. We keep on challenging ourselves. We try to perform every time we get an opportunity,” Samson said.

“The A series always keeps the fringe players in the selection radar and Samson is happy to lead the national A team.

“They (India A games) are really important. There is not much difference between an A game and international game. The competition is almost the same. so it is important to make use of the opportunities.”

Talking further about Samson, he was in sensational form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as he scored 458 runs for Rajasthan Royals in 17 matches at an average of 28.63 and a strike rate of 146.79. Also, in 5 T20I innings this year, he scored 179 runs at an average of 44.75.

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