IPL 2020: Sreesanth replied to Kerala's MP Shashi Tharoor that Sanju Samson is not 'next Dhoni' he would have won World Cups for India

IPL 2020: Former Indian cricket team pacer S. Sreesanth replied to Congress MP from Kerala

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 30, 2020 11:23 IST
IPL 2020: Sreesanth replied to Kerala's MP Shashi Tharoor that Sanju Samson is not 'next Dhoni' he would have won World Cups for India
IPL 2020: Sreesanth replied to Congress MP

IPL 2020: Former Indian cricket team quick bowler S. Sreesanth replied to Congress MP from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, said that Sanju Samson is not only “Next Dhoni” he would also have won World Cups for the National side. Indian cricket team young and talented batsman Sanju Samson, who smashed 85 (42) to help his team chase down the record-breaking target of 224 against KL Rahul Kings XI Punjab yesterday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. It was the highest successful run-chase in IPL history, earlier record which also belongs to Rajasthan Royals, who hits 215 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (old name Deccan Chargers) in 2008. Earlier in the match, Sanju Samson continued his dream run with a superb knock of 85 (42) and rewarded Man of the Match while captain Steve Smith also contributed 50 (27) as Rajasthan Royals continued their winning run due to this.

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After Rajasthan Royals record-breaking win over Kings XI Punjab in a nail-biting thriller, Sanju Samson was widely acclaimed by fans on a social media platform for his extraordinary performance in the recent match. Congress MP from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, also took to Twitter to praise Samson for his brilliance. In an unbelievable turn of events, Indian young talented all-rounder Rahul Tewatia, who played a blinder of a knock as he smashes a blistering half-century (53 off just 31 balls) with 7 sixes including 5 sixes in an over of West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell as recorded the highest successful run chase in IPL history,

Sanju Samson after his tremendous performance against Rajasthan Royals opened up on a frustrating season of IPL 2019 in which he found himself in and out of the team. “I think I have been hitting it well for the last year. So I’m in the right frame of mind. I can see a change in my game and my fitness,” Samson told the host broadcaster, Star, after the game. “I decided that I have ten more years to play this wonderful game, so I decided to just give my everything towards cricket and nothing else. My family, friends and everyone is really supportive and I’m really happy that I’m giving my whole energy towards cricket - and it’s giving back to me,” Samson said.

In his tweet, Tharoor called Samson as the “next MS Dhoni”, a description which did not go down too well with former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir and Kerala seamer S Sreesanth. Sreesanth, in a reply to Tharoor, said that Samson is not “next Dhoni” and should have been a part of the team since 2015.

“He is not next Dhoni ., he is @IamSanjuSamson the one and only.he should have been playing from 2015 regularly in all formats,” Sreesanth wrote. “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 added.

Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals will face two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their next encounter on 30th of September at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.