Team India’s wicketkeeper batter Sanju Samson has a great fan base which keeps supporting him even though he has got limited opportunities for the national side.
Samson’s popularity is not limited to cricket venues as one of his fans was seen supporting him at the FIFA World Cup.
Sanju Samson gets support from fan at FIFA World Cup
India’s star batter Sanju Samson has got a huge fan following globally. Even though he has got limited opportunities in the blue jersey till now, the support he gets everywhere he plays is surreal. However, a Sanju Samson fan surprised everyone by showing his support to Samson in Qatar during a FIFA World Cup match.
Samson’s fan was seen holding a huge banner with three pictures of Sanju Samson. One of the pictures was him in India’s blue jersey while the other two in Rajasthan Royals’ jersey. ” Lots of love from Qatar. We support you #SANJUSAMSON, “ was written on the banner which was held by the fan during a live football match in Qatar. The picture of Samson’s fan with the poster in Qatar has gone viral on the social media.
The Rajasthan Royals’ captain is one of the most followed emerging cricketer and has a huge fan base courtesy of his impressive IPL career. Samson has played 138 games and amassed 3526 runs in his 10-year long IPL career. He has an impressive strike rate of 135.72 and has already smashed three hundreds in the most prestigious cricket league globally.
Sanju Samson looks a serious contender for the wicketkeeper spot as the Indian team has tried a few options after MS Dhoni’s retirement. While Rishabh Pant has done really well in the Test format he hasn’t replicate the same success in shorter formats. Team India has also tried KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan but none of them has given consistent results as a wicketkeeper batter in the middle order.
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Samson is certainly one of the best stroke players amongst the modern day Indian batters. In the recent times, Samson gets more of his opportunities as a finisher which gives him an X-factor above all other wicketkeepers as the Indian team is looking for good Match-finishers who can show some temperament in pressure situations.