Sanju Samson has been impressing the fans and selectors big time in this ongoing IPL tournament. With two back to back terrific performances, the Kerala based cricketer looks promising and is expected to grab a place in the national side as Dhoni announced retirement from all forms of cricket recently. He scored a quickfire 74 against CSK and his 85 from 42 balls against Punjab helped his team to chase a mammoth 223.
So far, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul are considered as the replacement for Dhoni. Now, on seeing the consistency of Samson, Politician Sashi Tharor posted a tweet comparing him with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “What an absolutely incredible win for Rajasthan Royals ! I’ve known Sanju Samson for a decade & told him when he was 14 that he would one day be the next MS Dhoni. Well, that day is here. After his two amazing innings in this IPL you know a world class player has arrived.” he wrote in his tweet.
What an absolutely incredible win for @rajasthanroyals ! I’ve known @iamSanjuSamson for a decade & told him when he was 14 that he would one day be the next MS Dhoni. Well, that day is here. After his two amazing innings in this IPL you know a world class player has arrived.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 27, 2020
Few others believed the same and expressed it through their tweets.
What a brilliant performance n incredible win for @rajasthanroyals.. @IamSanjuSamson is for sure one day gonna be the next @msdhoni Well, after his 2 amazing innings in this IPL, I feel the day isn't far at all…— RiA D'Souza (@RiaRevealed) September 27, 2020
Sanju declines singles. He is definitely Dhoni's replacement. #IPL2020— Rinda 🍁 (@Yunii_que) September 27, 2020
Sanju SAMSON is the RIGHT CHOICE for INDIAN TEAM after DHONI..RISHAB has proved he is not RELIABLE at All!!!— sandeep srivastav (@sandeep_sri1972) September 22, 2020
However, Gautam Gambhir who played with Dhoni for years, came up with a denial saying that Sanju Samson will be “The” Sanju Samson and doesn’t need to be next to anyone. “Sanju Samson doesn’t need to be next anyone. He will be ‘the’ Sanju Samson of Indian Cricket.” Gambhir said in his tweet.
Sanju Samson doesn’t need to be next anyone. He will be ‘the’ Sanju Samson of Indian Cricket. https://t.co/xUBmQILBXv— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 27, 2020
Banned cricketer Sreesanth came up with a similar statement. He requested Sashi not to compare him with anyone. “he is gonna break a lot of records too and win many more world cups for our country. So pls don’t compare him to anyone ..he is an amazing Malayali from our Gods own country . His best is yet to come” his tweet read.
Check out his replies :
He is not next Dhoni .,he is @IamSanjuSamson the one and only.he should have been playing from 2015 regularly in all formats.pls don’t compare him,if he had given right opportunities then ,he would have been playing like this for india and would have won world cups ..but— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) September 28, 2020
Iam sure he will still keep playing well and it’s not just these 2 innings ..he is gonna break a lot of records too and win many more world cups for our country. So pls don’t compare him to anyone ..he is an amazing Malayali from our Gods own country . His best is yet to come❤️🇮🇳— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) September 28, 2020
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