Sanju Samson, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, revealed about his tough phase in career on the “Breakfast with Champions” show. “I was 19 or 20 when I made my debut for Indian team. After that I played again when I was 25. That five years was most challenging period of my career. I was also dropped from the Kerala team and then you have a lot of self-doubt that can you come back. I was continuously getting out and got so frustrated that in one game I just threw my bat in the dressing room and left the ground,” he said.
Speaking further he said, “I was in Brabourne, CCI and I said ‘Bhai main chod raha hu cricket, tum rakho ye bat main jaa raha hu!’ (Brother, I am leaving cricket, take this bat, I am going!)”
Samson spent his first three IPL seasons with Rajasthan before moving to Delhi for a few seasons. In 2018, RR purchased Samson for the second time. Samson was promoted as skipper of the squad in the IPL 2021 after three seasons of consistent success.
So far, Samson’s season has been fairly unremarkable. He has scored 298 runs at a strike rate of 153.61 in ten matches this season.