Sunil Gavaskar Wants Sanju Samson To Work On His Temperament: IPL 2021: Sunil Gavaskar believes that Sanju Samson will need to work on his shot selection to extend his career in India. Sanju Samson again failed to contribute the racket in the last thrilling final of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Tuesday at the Dubai International Stadium. The RR captain was only able to bring in four balls out of five, with his team aiming for 185 runs. PBKS nearly crossed the target on lap 20 of his chase, but pacemaker Kartik Tyagi had other plans.
The young man took two plots of land and fired Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda. The grounds were crucial as RR won with two races. Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar told Star Sports that if he wants to be a regular in India, Samson will have to work on shot selection.
The 26-year-old made his debut in India in 2015 but has only played in one ODI and 10 T20I since then.
Even at the IPL, Samson got cold and cold on many occasions.
“What has led him down is the shot selection. Even at the international level, he doesn’t open the batting there. He was the second or the third wicket down. And he looks to hit the first ball out of the ground. That is impossible. That is absolutely impossible even if you’ve been in the richest vein of form. You have got to maybe knock it around for maybe twos and threes. And also get the feet moving and then look to play”, said Gavaskar.
Although Samson has already logged a century in the 2021 IPL. Samson is seventh in the Orange Cap race with 281 runs in eight games.
In their next game, RR will face Delhi Capitals (DC) in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.