Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar expressed his disappointment once again on Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson. The 71-year-old, who is a big admirer of the talented Kerala cricketer, is very unhappy with how the right-handed batsman has been losing his wickets post his brilliant 119-run knock against Punjab Kings.
Samson seems to be in rush all the time: Gavaskar
The RR skipper had registered few low scores of 21, 4 and 1 before coming to this contest. After getting a good start, Samson smashed a huge six off the bowling of Washington Sundar. However, just like most of the times, the RR skipper lost his concentration and scooped the very next delivery to Virat Kohli, standing at mid-wicket, registering another poor score of 21 runs.
In a conversation with Star Sports after the end of the match, Sunil Gavaskar slammed Samson for his shot-selection. The 71-year-old said, "He (Samson) seems to be in a rush all the time. Look at the way he finds ways of getting out. The man’s got all the talent in the world. If he just plays proper cricketing shots, he will be fine." Gavaskar advised the right-handed batsman to take some learnings from how Kohli and Padikkal played proper shots, without trying anything out of the box.
Gavaskar wants Samson to be more consistent
After the end of first innings as well, Gavaskar had spoken about the problem of inconsistency with Sanju Samson. The 71-year-old said, "The captain has to stand up and deliver. He did it in the first game but that has been the problem with him. One of the reasons why he has not been featuring in the Indian team is that he scores runs in one game and then he looks to do it and carry on as if he’s batting in the next game from the same game, and that's how he keeps getting out."
The RR skipper would certainly want to take the criticism from the Indian legend in a positive way and try to improve on the aspects Sunil Gavaskar talked about. There is no doubt that Samson is a great talent but the fans would love to see him produce performances a bit more consistently. Rajasthan Royals are scheduled to play their next match on Saturday and all eyes will be on Sanju Samson in that contest.