Having made such an impact in just his second IPL game, 18-year-old Samson is suddenly being looked at with plenty of interest, but those who follow domestic cricket will know he has been making his presence felt for two years on the local circuit.
Sanju Samson might have entered the wider cricket-loving public's conscience with his brisk half-century against Royal Challengers, but that's not the first glimpse the Indian domestic circuit has had of his skills Sanju Samson typifies a young, 21st century, Indian cricketer.Former India batsman Sujith Somasundar noticed Samson's talent soon after taking over as the Kerala coach ahead of the last domestic season. suche partnerin kostenlos Leverkusen "We had our first pre-season camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, and he was easily one of those who appeared to be above the rest," Somasundar says."And over the season, I realised that he has got the right discipline, great cricketing acumen, asks all the right questions and most importantly, is a quick learner." While Samson and his elder brother Saly, a Kerala Under-25 player, have taken to cricket, it is football that's in their genes; though their father Samson Vishwanadh used to "follow" cricket closely, he was a footballer, even during his 22 years with the Delhi police as a constable.But after returning to his home state, Kerala, one of the major football hubs in India, Vishwanadh let his sons pursue their passion.
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"Agreed, cricket is still not as big in Kerala as it is in the rest of the country.Kerala has won the Santosh Trophy [the premier domestic football tournament] so many times.But a disappointing campaign with the bat meant he missed out on the U-19 World Cup last year. In the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season, he made his presence felt with two centuries despite missing three games with a niggle.Xfinity Sports will have open voting for anyone to vote their opinion for each category as well as sports journalists that cov er prep sports.