Indian Premier League 2020: Sanju Samson says no one can play like MS Dhoni
IPL 2020: Sanju Samson said that playing like Dhoni is not easy.© BCCI / IPL
Rajasthan Royals star batsman Sanju Samson on Tuesday compared MS Dhoni’s next match, saying that “anyone can play and nobody should try” to play like Dhoni. Samson smashed 85 against Kings XI Punjab as Rajasthan Royals chased down a target of 224 runs with four wickets in hand and three balls to spare. After his match-winning innings, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “A very unbelievable win for @rajasthanroyals! I have known @iamSanjuSamson for a decade and told him that when he was 14 years old he would be the next day. Will be MS Dhoni! ” Well, that day is here. After his two amazing innings in this IPL, you know that a world class player has arrived. “
Samson said that playing like a former Indian captain is not easy, so he never thinks about it.
Samson said at the virtual press conference, “Anyone can play like MS Dhoni and no one should try to play like him. I like to play like Dhoni.”
“He is one of the best cricketers to have played this great game. So I never think of playing like MS Dhoni. I will just be myself,” he said.
Also, S Sreesanth and Gautam Gambhir urged Tharoor not to compare wicketkeeper batsman Samson with MS Dhoni.
Gambhir tweeted, “Sanju Samson does not need to be with anyone. He will be Sanju Samson of Indian cricket.”
Rajasthan have won their opening two matches in the ongoing edition of the IPL. The team will play Kolkata Knight Riders on 30 September.