Legendary Indian cricketer, Kapil Dev is ‘extremely upset’ with Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper, Sanju Samson, as he believes that given the talent the latter possesses, his returns with the bat do not justify it. Samson had amassed 458 runs in the IPL 2022 season but could convert just a couple of innings into big scores.
Sanju Samson was picked for India’s last T20I series against Sri Lanka but has not been named in the squad for the South Africa series. Ever since his T20I debut in 2015, Samson has just played 13 matches for India in which he had amassed 174 runs, averaging 14.5, with his highest individual score being 39.
During a recent discussion on ‘Uncut’ Kapil Dev said, “I am disappointed with Sanju Samson. He is so talented. He does well in one or two matches and then he does not do anything. If you talk about wicketkeepers, they’re all almost the same. But if you talk about being the better batter, on a given day, all four can win you matches.”
Kapil Dev also pointed out that Dinesh Karthik is the most consistent wicketkeeper when compared to the likes of Ishan Kishan and Samson. Kapil also elaborated that Ishan was feeling the pressure of the high price that he garnered at the IPL auction.
Elaborating the same, Kapil Dev said, “If you talk about Wriddhiman Saha, he is a better wicket-keeper than these four. But these four, as a batsman, are better. If we talk about consistency currently, Dinesh Karthik is ahead of everything. Ishan Kishan has, I think, come under pressure. Maybe it’s the pressure of the high price that he garnered at the IPL auction. I have never got so much money so I will not be able to say.”