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Trying to stay calm like MS Dhoni: Sanju Samson

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Sanju Samson, the wicket-keeper batsman from Kerala, has revealed that he wanted to stay calm in adverse situations as MS Dhoni used to do. This pursuit of calmness makes him learn to accept his failures.

The 25-years-old has always been considered as a mixed reflection of Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir. But, his international career stats do not echo the same as he has only four T20 international matches in his bag in the last five years.

Learned to accept failures

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson during an IPL match (Image Credits: Tweet by Sanju Samson)
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Sanju Samson recently made a comeback in the International team but it was not up to the mark. He scored only 10 runs in two matches he played against NZ early in this year. Though, Sanju took it as great experience.

“It was great to be a part of the Indian team again. To be a part of one of the best teams in the world, surrounded by players like Virat bhai and Rohit bhai, it was a fantastic experience,” Samson said during a podcast organised by Rajasthan Royals.

Sanju Samson and Ish Sodhi during Rajasthan Royals podcast (Credits: YouTube)

He added in the podcast that he has started accepting the failures and learning from it.

“I have learnt to understand and focus more on my strengths and (be more) accepting (of) the failures. I try to contribute to the team’s cause and try to take the team over the line. I am learning to focus and control my emotions while batting like MS Dhoni,” Samson said.

Share a great relationship with Steve Smith

Sanju also revealed that he shares a great relationship with one of the modern-day greats Steve Smith who is also his teammate in Rajathan Royals.

“I share a very good relationship with ‘Chachu’ Steve Smith. He is one of the best brains in world cricket and we all enjoy a lot playing under him.”

When asked about the story behind Steve’s nickname ‘Chachu’, he said that it was all started with Brad Hodge.

”He used to call Smith ‘Chachu’, then when Hodgy left, I started calling Smith ‘Chachu’. In return Smith also started calling me ‘Chachu’. We both really enjoy and continue calling each other that.”

Talking about his idols, the Kerala guy revealed that MS Dhoni his idol for the game and at the same time he loves watching Jos Buttler in Royals and makes notes on how the star Englishman prepares for games.

“He’s either working on his keeping, batting in the nets or running around the park. I love to observe and know how he thinks and prepares as a keeper before a game.

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