Sanju Samson, who plays for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has impressed one and all with his exceptional athleticism on the field. Samson has taken some mind-boggling catches and his latest tweet, in which the wicket-keeper batsman can be seen flying like Superman, not only caught the attention of his fans but also of his IPL franchise.
On Friday, Rajasthan Royals took to Twitter and likened Samson to Superman. The Rajasthan-based franchise captioned Samson’s photo as “Superman” while they described the original superhero’s picture as “Superman Lite”.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) June 5, 2020
Samson, much like other current and former cricketers, is spending time at home amid the enforced nation-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently during a podcast organized by Rajasthan Royals, the gloveman asserted that he is trying to focus on his game and manage his emotions like former India captain MS Dhoni.
In the podcast, the Kerala batsman can be heard saying, “I have learned to understand and focus more on my strengths and (be more) accepting (of) the failures. I try to contribute to the team’s cause and try to take the team over the line. I am learning to focus and control my emotions while batting like MS Dhoni.”
Samson was part of India’s Twenty20 squad that went onto to create history in New Zealand by becoming the only team to register a clean sweep in a five-match bilateral T20I series earlier this year.
The young gloveman would have been busy representing Rajasthan Royals in the 13th edition of the IPL but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) postponed the cash-rich league indefinitely.