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Sanju Samson, India's next Superstar: Shane Warne

Shane Warne, who is currently mentoring Rajasthan Royals, could not stop himself from gushing over “new rockstar” Sanju Samson.

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Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne seems to be highly impressed by Sanju Samson’s impressive show in the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he said that Rajasthan Royals’ wicketkeeper-batsman will be the next superstar of the Indian cricket.

The 23-year-old amassed a total of 379 runs in 12 games he has played so far for Rajasthan Royals at an average of 34.45.

“He’s good against pace and spin in all conditions and I think he’s going to be the next superstar of Indian cricket. He’s the new rock star, Sanju Samson, that’s for sure. He’s an outstanding player and he’s a quality international cricketer,” cricket.com.au quoted Warne as saying.


Unfortunately my last day being involved with the @rajasthanroyals today as I head back to Australia tmrw ! It’s been great fun being back involved with the #IPL as I had forgotten how intense, wonderful and great this tournament is. What have I learnt ? The modern day batsman in this form of the game have evolved into terrific innovative players with tremendous power. The bowlers need a more aggressive mindset & to think how am I getting the batsman out rather than think containment first. The ground fielding is super athletic & has improved out of sight - but the overall catching can still improve ! Lastly, a few thoughts looking ahead ! @josbuttler has to play Test Match cricket for England as he’s a quality player & what a difference he could make to the England test side ! Mr Root should demand he be picked. I’ve really enjoyed his compnay as he’s a quality person too. @stokesy is someone you want in the trenches with you & has a quality work ethic. I’m looking forward to seeing him back playing international cricket, he’s a bloody good man ! @shortyjnr23 will become an awesome all round cricketer for Australia & will surprise people with his bowling. @imsanjusamson will be the next big Indian superstar batsman along with Pant & J Archer will soon be the best fast bowler in the world !! Come on the Royals #hallabol

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Samson has made just one international appearance during a T20I match against Zimbabwe in 2015, but Warne insisted that the Rajasthan Royals' star and Delhi Daredevils’ Rishabh Pant are rare talents that deserved a chance in the national side.

“India at the moment is blessed with some riches of talent. I think our man, Sanju Samson, is right up there with (Risabh) Pant. I think those two guys are probably the two best young Indian batsmen I’ve seen in a long, long time,” the former leg-spinner said.

Rajasthan Royals, who have won their last three IPL matches on the back of three consecutive ‘man of the match’ performances by England batsman Jos Buttler, will now lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday.

source: siasat

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