Sanju Samson is one of the most loved cricketers in India. However, the player has not donned the Indian jersey as frequently as he would have liked to. After making his debut in 2015, it will be difficult for the fans to believe that he has represented India in just 16 T20Is.
The talented batter, who’ll bow away from the flight to Australia, has now opened up on the flexibility in his batting. Sanju Samson said that he would like to bat anywhere in the batting order if given an opportunity.
“It really does get challenging. Finding a place in the Indian team is really challenging. There is a lot of competition around, even within players who are in the team now. When these things happen, it is important to focus on myself. I am happy with the way I am performing. I want to improve…,” Sanju Samson was quoted as saying by The Week.
Speaking of his place in the Indian team, Sanju Samson has not been able to make a cut to the squad. However, his competitors, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik have donned the jersey more frequently despite not contributing as much as they would have liked to.
The competition is almost the same: Sanju Samson
He further said that it is important to contribute to the team and expressed his confidence in batting anywhere in the order. Understandably, Sanju Samson has been open to doing anything for the team and has fared well so far. Despite all this, the Kerala-born has failed to make a cut to the 20-20 World Cup 2022 squad.
“Playing different roles is something I have worked on for a lot of years. I am confident of batting anywhere in the order. You should not fix a spot for yourself. You cannot tell people: ‘I am an opener or I am a finisher’. In the last three-four years, playing in various roles and spots (in order) has added a new dimension to my game,” he said further.
Speaking of the India ‘A’ game, he said that he is all set to lead the team. The 27-year-old said that he is excited and looking forward to making the most of the opportunity.
“They (India A games) are really important. There is not much difference between an A game and international game. The competition is almost the same. So, it is important to make use of the opportunities,” Sanju Samson concluded.