IPL 2024
“Why has Samson not had a steady India career?” – Sunil Gavaskar on Sanju Samson
By SMCS - May 27, 2024 9:42 am
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Former India player Sunil Gavaskar has said that Sanju Samson hasn’t had a steady India career due to his reckless shot selection. He was caught at long-on off Abhishek Sharma’s bowling for an 11-ball 10 in their IPL 2024 Qualifier 2 defeat to the SunRisers Hyderabad
(SRH).

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag

Reviewing the game on Star Sports, Gavaskar said, “What’s the use of scoring 500 runs if you can’t win your team the match or title? Everyone got out while playing glamorous shots. Why has Samson not had a steady India career? It’s because his shot selection has let him down. If his shot selection had been good, his India career too would have been long. I hope that the opportunity he has got in the T20 World Cup, he grabs it with both hands and cements his place.”

Sunil Gavaskar also shared his views on Yashasvi Jaiswal’s dismissal. He was dismissed while hitting the left-arm spinner straight down the long-off.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed a huge sux

“There are no questions about his temperament because he has shown in Test matches that he has the temperament and mentality. However, probably the shot selection. Was he tired? It seemed in the last match two days ago as well that he was cramping. I agree that it is extremely hot. However, we saw there was a slight wind blowing today, and the strategic time-out had just happened where you got the chance to take refreshments and drinks. To play such a shot after that, I feel the situation the Royals ended up in was because of that. If he had stayed for another two-three overs, there wouldn’t have been any problem,” Sunil Gavaskar concluded.