Sanju Samson’s performance against Sri Lanka praised by Rohit Sharma. In the second T20I, Samson scored 39 runs off 25 deliveries against Sri Lanka.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma praised Sanju Samson’s performance in the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka on February 26. Chasing 184 in 20 overs, the men in blue lost both openers, skipper Sharma and wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan, inside the powerplay. However, a collaboration between Samson and Shreyas Iyer ensured that India recovered from its early setbacks.
Samson and Iyer combined for an 84-run stand in 47 balls. While India’s new No. 3 stole the show with his 44-ball 74. Samson demonstrated his class with a quickfire innings of 39 runs off only 25 balls. The 27-year-old batter pounced on pacer Lahiru Kumara, hammering him for three huge sixes in the 13th over of the match, swinging the pendulum in India’s favor.
Following Samson’s dismissal, Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja took charge and ensured that the home side did not falter in their pursuit. The left-handed batsman hit a swashbuckling 18-ball 45 not out to propel India to victory in 17.1 overs.
We are ready to support talented individuals: Rohit Sharma
“We have a lot of talent in that batting unit, we will keep giving them chances, it’s up to them to make the most of it,” skipper Rohit Sharma said during the post-match presentation. I thought Sanju demonstrated how well he could play with that knock; it’s all about capitalizing on your chances. A lot of these guys are extremely talented.”
“All they need is a chance to get out there and express themselves.” There are a lot of other guys waiting in the wings, but their turn will come as well. “We have to look after the guys who have been in and around the team for a while,” he added.
After defeating Sri Lanka by seven wickets on February 26, the men in blue took an unbeatable 2-0 lead. The final T20I will be played on Sunday at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala between the home team and the visitors.