WATCH: Sanju Samson keeps his promise, plays cricket with specially-abled kid ahead of IPL 2024

India's star cricketer Sanju Samson fulfilled his promise to meet a specially-abled child upon his return to Kerala, bringing joy to the youngster's day.

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India's star batter Sanju Samson made the day of a child with disabilities whom he had promised to visit when he returned to his home town of Kerala. Notably, the wicketkeeper batter not only came to meet the young boy but also enjoyed cricket with him.

Sanju Samson's kind gesture won him a lot of praise, and the video of him batting as the youngster bowled to him went viral on social media. In addition, the fans have expressed happiness over such a humble act by India's batting master.

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Meanwhile, India's star cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin recently lauded Sanju Samson for his great captaincy for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Notably, the 29-year-old cricketer was appointed the RR skipper back in 2022, where he guided his side to reach the finals; however, the Gujarat Titans beat them in the final game. The Rajasthan Royals finished in the fifth spot in the IPL 2023, narrowly missing out on the playoffs.

“On the field, I try and give him inputs as I see how the game is panning out. However, that relationship off the field doesn’t come on the field. It’s generally that younger brother, elder brother sort of a relationship off it. On the field, we are able to switch off," Ravichandran Ashwin said on Star Sports.

Sanju Samson is extremely funny off the field: Ravichandran Ashwin

India's all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin revealed how star batter Samson is on the field and how his captaincy makes the side unique in the IPL.

"I find Sanju as a young captain, he is able to differentiate, and demarcate both which is phenomenal. Sanju is extremely funny off the field. I am not sure a lot of people understand that or probably know that. It’s a problem of perfection a lot of people battle how you see someone on the ground and how they are off it, it’s completely different," he added.

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