Team India dominated against West Indies in the opening game of the 5-match T20I series in Trinidad on the 29th of July, Friday, and while Sanju Samson, who was not part of the playing XI, won the hearts of people with his respectful gesture toward an Indian journalist following the third and final ODI. Samson’s franchise Rajasthan Royals, shared a video on their Instagram handle, sharing the journalist’s story.
Vimal Kumar, a veteran Indian journalist, got a chance to interact with Sanju Samson after the third ODI in Port of Spain, and when he stated that the venue for the first T20I was a bit far from there, Samson offered his help and asked the Indian journalist to tag along him on the Indian team bus.
The journalist politely refused and said there is no need for that, and even if he wanted to travel with them, he couldn’t, because it was against the protocol of the BCCI which doesn’t allow journalists to travel alongside the team.
The journalist had interviewed the Indian batting ace during his stint with Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL but the elegant batter failed to recognize him. He was touched by Samson’s gesture, who offered to help him since he was a fellow Indian.
The Indian journalist had shared a video of his heartwarming experience with the Rajasthan Royals’ skipper on his Twitter handle and Rajasthan Royals further posted the video on the franchises’ official Instagram account with a caption: “Winning hearts, winning at life – our Sanju. 💗”
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Notably, BCCI decided to include Sanju Samson in India’s T20I squad as a replacement for KL Rahul on Friday after the latter was unable to join the team after contracting the Covid-19 virus. Vimal Kumar further stated in his video that Sanju Samson has got the leadership qualities to don the role for the national team in the future and he will remember his endearing gesture for the rest of his life.