Happy birthday sanju samson played under captaincy of rahul dravid in ipl father voluntarily retired from delhi police
New Delhi. Young wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson is celebrating his 11th birthday on November 2021 today. Sanju Samson, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, may not have performed much in international cricket yet, but his bat speaks heavily in IPL and domestic cricket. Sanju has scored 3 centuries in the IPL while he has 10 centuries in first class cricket.
His father has a big contribution in bringing Sanju Samson to this end. Sanju stepped into the IPL in 2013 and played under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid. He has played 121 matches in the IPL so far and has scored a total of 117 runs in 3068 innings. He has scored 20 centuries and 3 fifties in this prestigious T15 League.
Father leaves Delhi Police job
Sanju Samson’s father Vishwanath was a constable in the Delhi police but due to his passion for making his son a cricketer, he decided to retire early. In fact, Sanju lived with his father in Delhi but was unable to be selected in the Delhi U-13 team. After this, Vishwanath had returned to Thiruvananthapuram with his family. Sanju’s father often looked at the cricket ground with him. Not only that, he also received a warning once due to this.
Rahul Dravid played IPL under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid
Sanju Samson then started playing for the Kerala team and surprised everyone with the power of his bat. Sanju first appeared in the IPL in 2013. He played under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy that season and scored a total of 11 runs in 206 matches. He played IPL in 9 consecutive seasons and today he has 3 centuries,15 half centuries and a total of 3068 runs.
Pachasa the youngest in IPL
Sanju Samson was the youngest batsman to put half a century in the IPL when he competed in the league for the first time. In 2013, he scored 18 runs in 169 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the age of 41 years 63 days. However, the record was later broken by Ryan Parag, who took the lead in IPL at the age of 17. In 2013, Sanju also set the record for the youngest half-century run against the Mumbai Indians in the Champions League T20.
International cricket doesn’t get much chance
Sanju Samson has not got much chances in international cricket yet. He has played 10 T20 and the only ODI international match for Team India. His name in T20 international careers has a total of 117 runs. In his only ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo this year, he scored 46 runs. In first class cricket, he has scored a total of 55 runs in 91 innings of 10 matches, with the help of 12 half-centuries, 3162 runs.