PBKS vs RR: “He’s A High-Quality Player And Deserves A Decent Run At The International Level” – Robin Uthappa On Sanju Samson
Former Indian wicketkeeper batter Robin Uthappa feels that Sanju Samson will get a call from the Indian team in the upcoming white-ball series given the injuries of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul. Robin Uthappa pointed out that Sanju Samson got injured when he was with the team against Sri Lanka in January this year.
Sanju Samson was injured during the first T20I against Sri Lanka and was ruled out of the series. However, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper was overlooked by the selection for the ODI series against Australia. The right-handed batter wasn’t included in the team even after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the series due to injury.
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I Still Don’t Think He’s Gotten That Run Yet – Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa praised Sanju Samson as a high-quality player and said that the Kerala wicketkeeper batter deserves to get a decent run in international cricket.
“Well, it certainly was an opportunity from a limited-overs cricket (perspective) given the fact that KL Rahul was also injured during the course of the tournament. Rishabh Pant is going to be out of action. Ishan Kishan was scratching for form. So yeah, in that sense, it was an opportunity,” Robin Uthappa said.
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“But having said that, we know that he’s a high-quality player and deserves a decent run at the international level. I still don’t think he’s gotten that run yet. Even when he did get a look in, he got injured the last time he got picked. So I think that (opportunity) still awaits him and depends on how he utilizes that opportunity,” he added.
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Sanju Samson Is Talented Enough To Play – Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa said that Sanju Samson should get at least five games at a similar position with the role defined for him. The veteran batter said that Sanju should grab the opportunity when it comes to him.
“I think an India call-up is always based on, whether is the person talented enough to play at that level. And we certainly know that Sanju Samson is talented enough to play at that level. Will he thrive at that level? That is up to him,” he further added.
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“If he doesn’t utilize the opportunities that come his way, I think it should be a fair and square opportunity where he gets five games at a similar position with the role defined to him and saying, Okay, this is what we’re looking to do at this level for you,” he concluded.
Sanju Samson will next be seen in action when the Rajasthan Royals take on the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Friday, May 19. The Royals are on the verge of elimination, and they need to win the match to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
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