Former India batter on Sanju Samson: “A Player Who Belongs In Rohit Sharma’s Category. ” Aakash Chopra compared Sanju Samson’s batting style to that of Rohit Sharma following the second T20I against Ireland.
Former India batter Aakash Chopra praised Sanju Samson’s performance in the second Twenty20 International against Ireland. Samson scored 77 runs off 42 balls to help Team India post massive total of 225/7 after electing to bat first. Samson name to India’s playing XI after Ruturaj Gaikwad rule out due to an injury sustain while fielding in the first T20I. Chopra compared Samson’s batting style to that of Rohit Sharma while analyzing the second T20I.
“Sanju batted admirably. He scored 77 runs on 42 pitches. The start was strong, but it slow slightly in the middle and then accelerated. When he bats, he performs admirably. That’s the thing about Sanju Samson: I’ve never seen him bat poorly. He is a Rohit Sharma-type player who, when batting, plays extremely beautifully, scores runs in a free-flowing manner, and controls the match very well. ” Chopra state this in a video posted to his YouTube channel.
Sanju Samson open India’s innings alongside Ishan Kishan, who fail to leave an impression and dismiss for a score of 3.
Samson and Deepak Hooda then put together India’s highest-ever T20I partnership, scoring 176 runs off just 87 deliveries.
Hooda made his first international century, scoring 104 off 57 balls.
Their partnership was also the largest for the second wicket and the ninth-highest in men’s T20Is overall.
Ireland almost pull off an incredible victory in response, but fell four runs short.
Skipper Andy Balbrinie (60) and Paul Stirling (40) got the hosts off to a fast start before being dismissed in quick succession.
Ireland’s innings was then boosted by Harry Tector (39) and George Dockrell (34) before Mark Adair’s 12-ball 23-ball cameo pushed the hosts closer to the target.