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‘You are not a newbie’: Gautam Gambhir asks Sanju Samson to ‘show the world what you are capable of’ | Cricket News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Sanju Samson‘s impressive performance in the IPL, both as a batsman and as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, has earned him a spot in India’s T20 World Cup squad. He managed to secure the position of the second wicketkeeper-batter, behind Rishabh Pant, surpassing strong contenders such as KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan.
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes that this is the perfect moment for Samson to make a significant impact on the international stage.He hopes to see the 29-year-old not just participate but also secure victories for India.According to Gambhir, Samson has accumulated enough experience and should now leverage his full potential to deliver memorable performances.
“Now that you’ve gotten picked in the World Cup team, you have that opportunity-the kind that you need to make sure you start winning games for India if you get the chance. You have that experience of playing international cricket. You are not a newbie that you will wait any longer,” Gambhir told SportsKeeda.
“You have tasted international cricket and you’ve done well in the IPL, and now you have the chance to play the World Cup. So, hopefully, Sanju shows the world what he is capable of at this stage. International cricket, that too in a stage like the World Cup, when you flourish, the whole world watches and takes note.”
Gambhir also hopes that if Samson gets a chance at the T20 World Cup, his captaincy experience will positively influence his batting.
“Just the quality of a player. I don’t need to see much. Five minutes are enough to figure out what kind of a player he is,” Gambhir said. “Mentally, you always grow, and skill-wise as well. Otherwise, if you get stagnant, you won’t be able to survive for too long. The good thing is be it fitness, power-hitting, keeping or captaincy… he has not put a foot wrong. Through captaincy, you start accessing, judging better, reading better. That is when you also become a better batter. I hope Samson’s captaincy reflects on his batting at the T20 World Cup if he gets a chance.”

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