Rajasthan Royals star batsman Sanju Samson shut down all comparisons of him made with MS Dhoni by saying, “no one can play and no one should try” to play like Dhoni. Sanju Samson had played an outstanding knock of 85 runs against KXIP as RR chase down a huge target of 224 runs with four wickets in hand & three balls to spare. After his match winning innings, even Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had tweeted, “What an absolutely incredible win for @rajasthanroyals! I’ve known @iamSanjuSamson for a decade & told him when he was 14 that he would one day be the next MS Dhoni. Well, that day is here. After his two amazing innings in this IPL, you know a world-class player has arrived.” Samson said that it is not at all easy to play like Former Indian Captain so he can never think about playing with Dhoni.
“No one can play like MS Dhoni and no one should try playing like him that’s what I like to suggest anyone. It’s not at all easy to play like Dhoni,” said Samson in a virtual press conference.
“He is one of the best cricketers to ever play this wonderful game. So I never think about me playing like MS Dhoni. I will just be myself,” he added.
S Sreesanth & Gambhir had urged Tharoor not to compare Samson with MS Dhoni. “Sanju Samson doesn’t need to be next anyone. He will be ”the” Sanju Samson of Indian Cricket,” Gambhir had tweeted. Rajasthan Royals has played & won two matches in the ongoing edition of the IPL 2020. The team will next face KKR in today’s match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.