Sanju Samson registered an unwanted record in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year against his name. As Rajasthan Royals began their IPL campaign against Chennai Super Kings, the one who rose above past all expectations was their young wicket-keeping batsman, Sanju Samson. In the wake of sparkling with the bat that saw him impacting a significant 74, he also performed brilliantly with the gloves.
The following game against Kings XI Punjab was a step higher. He scored an emphatic 85 that saw him sculpting some staggering strokes. He delivered that innings under gigantic pressure. These two undulating exhibitions from Samson constrained Gambhir to state that he is the replacement to MS Dhoni, given his heroics in the two opening games.
Obviously, there was a critical test from other people who asserted that Sharjah was a little ground, which is a demonstrated reality and it helped Samson to clear the boundaries which would have otherwise been tight catches in the deep. A lot to the surprise of everybody, when Royals moved their base to Dubai to be set in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders, a bare skeleton of Samson was uncovered. Attempting to pull a short ball from Shivam Mavi, he wound up holing to Sunil Narine. He got out for 8.
Samson will be looking to get back in form in the next match
Samson's next fight was against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was excused by an outright blinder from Yuzvendra Chahal with a splendid take in his own bowling. He was taken out for a negligible 4.
Samson posted another woeful exhibition against Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma pouched a splendid catch that saw him strolling home for 0 from the 3 balls that he faced. As Royals got back to Sharjah, it was expected that his streak of the helpless form will end. Bu the after-effect was nothing different. He was trapped in the deep by a wondrous catch from Shimron Hetmeyer for a score of 5 runs.
In the process of four consecutive horrifying knocks; he has made a scandalous record that nobody might want close to his name. He has written an accomplishment of four continuous single-digit scores which has never been done by him before. His judgment has been everywhere while his attempts to clear the boundaries have fallen before the line, lacking extensive strength. It is as yet a question mark that how long the Royals will continue with this woeful performance of Samson.