Playing A Big Knock In Every 10 Innings Is Better Than Scoring 40-50s – Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson has been making the right noises as speculations grow over his return to the limited-overs setup of Team India. The Kerala cricketer, who recently slammed a double hundred feels its better to play a big knock in every ten innings than scoring 40-50s.
Samson grabbed the headlines recently when he struck a double century in Vijay Hazare game against Goa. He completed his century in 66 balls and then needed another 69 balls to double that score remaining unbeaten on 212 runs. Thus, Sanju Samson became the sixth Indian batsman to score a List A double century.
Except for that double hundred and a half-century, Samson has been pretty silent in the competition and that is how his game flow. The cricketer himself also believes in playing a big knock in every ten innings than scoring 40s and 50s in every innings.Sanju Samson (Credits: Twitter)
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“I often hear that I need to score regularly. But they forget that there is something called skill and I succeed with that twice in 10 times,” Samson said. “I always look to score big. That’s my game and I don’t want to change that. I play positive and dominant cricket and there is a risk of getting out. I don’t like to stay at the crease for long and absorb a lot of balls. I’m happy to score double hundreds every 10 innings rather than 40s and 50s,” he added.
Inconsistency has been one of the hindrances in Sanju Samson’s career which ruled him out of the Duleep Trophy. However, a good outing with India A against South Africa A has once again brought him back in the scheme of things.
Samson made it to the 2014 England tour and then for Zimbabwe next year, where he made international debut in a T20. Since then, he has not received any further calls. But with T20 World Cup looming large, Sanju Samson might get a chance in the upcoming series against Bangladesh.Sanju Samson (Credits – Twitter)
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Samson, who had to sit out for four months due to poor form, feels that break worked in his favour as he started to fall in love with cricket again.
“I felt bad at not getting selected. But now I think I was fortunate to get that break. When you play regularly you don’t get time to introspect. That time off gave me direction and helped me fall in love with cricket again,” he concluded.