Sanju Samson posted this photo on Instagram.©Instagram
Sanju Samson is currently not part of India’s ongoing T20I series against New Zealand. He was part of the squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka. However, he was ruled out of the series after injuring his left knee while attempting to play a ball near the boundary rope during the first T20I on January 3. He has not played a competitive game since then. Recently, Samson posted a photo of himself riding a bicycle on Instagram. West Indies star batsman Shimron Hetmyer, Samson’s teammate at the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals, was involved in a banter over the photo.
“Not a bad look for you @imsanjusamson… hopefully you don’t know what to do with that machine,” Hetmyer commented on the photo.
“@shetmyer hahaha Hettie…yes and I know what to do with you next time we meet!!” Samson answered.
Recently, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid mentioned the examples of Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant and KS Bharat from the current crop of players who fall into the category of true ‘wicketkeeper-batters’.
“We are always looking for a wicket-keeper batsman, there is no doubt about that. I think since there is MS Dhoni, in white-ball cricket, the days of specialist wicket-keepers are sadly over. We are lucky and we are lucky that every one of the guys who are competing do you know even in this team whether Ishan Kishan or KS Bharat are both good batsmen and have done well in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Bharat has not played but Ishan has clearly done well as a batsman, Dravid said in response to a question from a reporter in the press.
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