Following the release of Steve Smith, Sanju Samson was named captain of the Rajasthan Royals ahead of the IPL 2021 season. Although they had a bad year in 2021, it appears that Samson is on track to change the team's fortunes this IPL season.
Rajasthan Royals appear to have mastered the IPL, as they just defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 24 runs at Brabourne Stadium. We've seen how Samson has shown to be an incredible leader in all of the Royals' games. Samson has led his club to the top three in the points table thanks to his unique leadership and support.
While some compare his leadership abilities to MS Dhoni's, others applaud his never-ending attempts to unite his squad via his everlasting confidence and trust. The former cricket players' tweets and criticisms demonstrate this. Irfan Pathan recently expressed his admiration for this young skipper, naming him one of the greatest this season. Samson has led his side to triumph numerous times. The Rajasthan Royals batting team went on a rampage against the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling unit in one of the matches, scoring 210 runs. Samson scored 55 runs off 27 balls at the time, including three fours and five sixes.
Samson’s statistics speak of his plays. With 1251 runs scored at a strike rate of 147.87 in 38 innings, he is still the leading run scorer. Harsha Bhogle acknowledged to giving Sanju a Dhoni-like presentation after the final match versus Lucknow. Despite Rajasthan's loss owing to poor umpiring, both players are noted for their calm and straightforward demeanour to a considerable extent. He is seen on the field smiling, which has a direct impact on the dressing room mood. Bhogle twitted on how much fun it is to watch Samson bat since he never plays a bad shot.