Sanju Samson’s childhood coach wants him to open in upcoming India-West Indies T20Is

Written by Abhishek Patil

Last week, Shikhar Dhawan’s injury resulted in Sanju Samson being included in India’s squad for the upcoming three T20Is versus West Indies, starting from December 6 (Friday). While it remains to be seen if Samson gets the nod in the playing XI, there are chances that he might since Rohit Sharma will need an opening partner with no Dhawan in the scheme of things. KL Rahul or Virat Kohli may get promoted, but Samson’s childhood coach has dropped a suggestion to Kohli & Co. with regards to the batting position of his ward.

“Sanju should be made to play the first match. He has replaced Dhawan in the squad so he should be asked to open the innings. Confidence and domination are the keys to Sanju’s success,” stated Biju George in an exclusive interaction with Times of India.

Emphasising more on Samson’s temperament, George added, “I still remember one of his Ranji Trophy matches. It was a very bad wicket. The bowler bowled a short one and Sanju tried to play a pull shot. He got an edge and was dismissed. When he came in to bat in the second innings, the same ball was bowled and Sanju hit the bowler for a boundary. He scored in the 70s in that match. That’s how Sanju’s temperament is. He learns and adapts to things quickly.”


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