Being an Indian cricketer is challenging: Sanju Samson

After being promoted to number 4 during the third ODI between India and West Indies, Sanju Samson grabbed the opportunity with both hands as he went on to smash 51 runs off 41 balls including two boundaries and four maximums.

Interestingly, Samson made his intent clear right from the start as he smashed a six on the very second ball he faced before smashing another maximum in the same over.

After the match, Samson, the Rajasthan Royals skipper, opened up on the ‘challenging’ role of being an Indian cricketer, particularly as he himself has had to bat in different batting positions however, he remains unfazed by the challenge.

Samson added that he has been playing for a long time and knows how to adapt to any role assigned bu the management, as he hopes to score as many runs as possible irrespective of where he comes to bat.

The 28-year-old reflected on his half-century which helping India post a massive total of 351/5 in the allotted 50 overs in the series decider at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Tarouba on Tuesday.

“It feels really great to spend some time in the middle, score some runs and contribute for your country. I had different plans for different players, I wanted to use my feet and dominate the lengths of the bowlers,” said Samson, revealing that he had intentionally come out firing on all cylinders eyeing to put the Windies bowlers under pressure.

“Being an Indian cricketer is a challenging thing, I have played domestic cricket for the last 8-9 years and for India here and there, so it gives you a bit of understanding of playing in different positions,” he added.

“It is the number of overs you get and it is not about batting position so you gotta prepare accordingly,” Samson further expressed.

Notably, with various options, Samson is fighting to seal a berth for himself in Team India’s ODI squad for the ICC World Cup 2023, scheduled to be held later this year.

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