IPL has given India many young and strong players, one of them being named after Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson. Sanju, who started his IPL career with the Rajasthan team in the year 2013, has impressed everyone with his game especially with his batting in the last 9 years. At the same time, his captaincy in IPL-15 has also become a matter of discussion. Sanju, who was elected the captain of Rajasthan for the first time last year, has taken every step very carefully this time, learning from the old mistakes, as a result where last year Rajasthan has been successful in registering only 5 wins out of 14 matches, At the same time, winning 8 out of 13 matches in the current season, RR's team has moved closer to the playoffs. On the other hand, Sanju has scored 359 runs in 13 matches this season at a strike rate of 153.41. It also includes two half-centuries. At the same time, Rajasthan also won the title of the first edition of IPL, but after that it has not won the title even once. While Rajasthan is also yearning for a place in the playoffs since 2019, the responsibility of getting the team to its second IPL title has become a big responsibility on Sanju's young shoulders.
Comparison of Dhoni's maturity in captaincy: After the final match against Lucknow, the presenter Harsha Bhogle has agreed to present Sanju like Dhoni, because to a large extent both the players are known for their calm and simple personality. Despite the loss to Rajasthan due to poor umpiring, he appeared on the field with a smiling face, and this directly affected the dressing room atmosphere. He has also played the role of a better leader in the case of team coach Sangakkara and adjusting to the new team. While he has also been ahead in boosting the morale of fellow players.
Willingness to experiment and trust in young players: Under the captaincy of Sanju, Rajasthan's team has carried out new experiments in the current season, whatever the result, but Sanju is not holding back from experimenting, perhaps it is the result of that. New young players like Kuldeep Sen and Riyan Parag have got an opportunity to emerge. While the spin combo of Chahal and Ashwin has also proved to be very beneficial, Chahal has managed to take 24 and Ashwin 10 wickets, and the pair has played a special role in keeping the opposition team tied. At the same time, his luck has not supported much in the matter of toss, despite this he has also managed to move the team forward strategically with both team spirit and both ball and bat.
Playing with selflessness and honesty: Post 2020, Samson continues to dominate the run-charts of T20 cricket at No.3. He has become the top run-scorer in 38 innings with 1251 runs at a strike rate of 147.87. in this He also has 10 fifties to his name. Whereas in the IPL too, he is getting to see the improvement in his batting continuously. He played for Rajasthan in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and scored 206, 339 and 204 runs respectively. Sanju has played a total of 134 matches in IPL so far and has scored 3427 runs at an average of 29.29. Sanju's name includes three centuries and 17 half-centuries in the IPL. At the same time, his strike rate in IPL has been 135.99. When Sanju returned to Rajasthan in 2018, he was able to establish himself as an important member of the team. In 2018 he scored 441 runs in 15 matches, 342 in 12 matches in 2019 and 375 runs in 14 matches in 2020. Seeing Sanju's batting ability, the team handed him the captaincy of the team.
Respect for senior players and good command over the language: Sanju, who has fluent in Tamil, Hindi and English in terms of language, is seen as a bright future for the India team, which will help the Indian team in all formats with many historical events on every batting order. You can also become a witness to and if needed, from wicket-keeper batsman to a better captain, he is also going to play the role of a better captain. Consistently keeping the team inside the top 4 this season, this swashbuckling batsman of the Indian team has surpassed even captains like Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. For the team, the pair of Padikle, Jaiswal and Jos Buttler has been a headache for the opposition bowlers and Sanju has done many experiments to make the team stronger with both bat and ball, in which he has also been successful. Now it has to be seen that under which strategy Rajasthan goes in the field in the next matches! And what new experiment does Samson give.
Sanju Samson has been one of the best young captain of this season so far. Defending total is when the captain’s role comes in to play lot more, Rajasthan royals has done this regularly
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 16, 2022