Sanju Samson: I am satisfied with my contribution
By SMCS - Oct 7, 2022 12:14 pm
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India batter Sanju Samson opened up on his brave knock against South Africa in the first ODI on Thursday, claiming that he was satisfied with his contribution to the game. While chasing a target of 250 to win in 40 overs, the Indian batting lineup struggled to get going in the early moments of the match. Samson then built a partnership with Shreyas Iyer where he played the anchor role before putting up another important stand with the all-rounder Shardul Thakur.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson almost took India over the line

Needing 30 off the last over, he kept the team in the hunt by taking on Tabraiz Shamsi. However, India fell short by nine runs despite the important knock by Samson. The wicketkeeper-batter remained unbeaten on 86 from 63 balls as well.

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Speaking at the post-match press conference, as quoted by NDTV, Samson said, “It is always nice to spend some time in the middle and we always play to take our team over the line. I missed connecting two shots, next time I will work even harder. But I am satisfied with my contribution.”

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda made a partnership

“Their bowlers were going about things nicely, Tabraiz Shamsi was a little expensive today so we felt we can target them. We knew he would bowl the last over, I knew if I had to get 24 runs in the final over, I can hit four sixes. I was taking the game deep, the plan was this only and the batters responded nicely,” said Sanju Samson.

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He also went on to praise David Miller and he also said that the southpaw is currently the best finisher in the world as well. “We have some space to improve but we also need to look at the batters we are bowling too. I think David Miller is the best finisher in the world at the moment, bowling against him on this ground was very challenging,” said Sanju Samson.