Despite the fact that “I missed connecting two shots,” I am happy with my contribution: Samson Sanju
‘We always play to take our team over the line’Samson said
Sanju Samson, India’s wicketkeeper-batter. Scored an unbeaten 86 off 63 deliveries against South Africa on Thursday at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The second-string Indian team, captained by Shikhar Dhawan, was unable to win the match.
Samson is sluggish to get going and shreyas iyer was give preference as their alliance develope. However, Samson’s removal of Iyer brought out his best, and he then hammered the Proteas bowlers. The right-handed batter helped the home team stay upbeat by hitting one six and two fours off the first three deliveries when India needed 30 runs in the last over.
However, Samson’s failed shot on the fourth ball of the over ended India’s chances. Sanju Samson, despite India losing the match, recorded the greatest ODI score of his career and became a hero. India was only nine runs short despite his 86* runs off 63 deliveries, which included nine fours and three sixes. mentioning his injury at the news conference after the game.
“It is always nice to spend some time in the middle and we always play to take our team over the line. I missed connecting two shots, next time I will work even harder. But I am satisfied with my contribution. Their bowlers were going about things nicely, Tabraiz Shamsi was a little expensive today so we felt we can target them.”Samson said
My goal was to play the game thoroughly: Samson
The player of the day was Tabraiz Shamsi, who went on to bowl eight overs and give up 89 runs while only taking one wicket, Ruturaj Gaikwad. Throughout the course of the match, the batsmen took a toll on him and scored crucial runs to launch India’s innings. The batter who scored the most runs off of Shamsi’s overs was Samson, to name one.
“We knew he would bowl the last over, I knew if I had to get 24 runs in the final over, I can hit four sixes. I was taking the game deep, the plan was this only and the batters responded nicely. We have some space to improve but we also need to look at the batters we are bowling to. I think David Miller is the best finisher in the world at the moment, bowling against him on this ground was very challenging.”He added