Kolkata: Hailed as the "new generation Rahul Dravid", its 'Halla Bol' time for Rajasthan Royals's youngest sensation Sanju Samson.
RR fans have a soft spot for the new kid on the block. From his arrival on the pitch to his dismissal, Samson receives adulation across social networks.
Twitteratis and Facebook users have heaped praise on the 18-year-old prodigy from Kerala who was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders last season, but didn't get a game.
Samson's Facebook pages are abuzz with laudatory comments.
"He is the new generation Rahul Dravid," said a post on the Sanju. V. Samson page while some have likened the middle-order batsman to a "mixture of Sachin (Tendulkar) and Rahul (Dravid)".
Keralites are ecstatic with their new "superstar".
"Thanks a lot Sanju. People of Kerala have waited a very long time for such a good cricketer. Our prayers will always be with you," commented a fan.
A minnow among giants, Samson is already being touted as a future Indian star.
"How well that 18-year-old is playing....Sanju v samson...Its a treat to watch such classy players," complimented a fan.
Similarly, Twitteratis have been chirping away compliments for Sanju.
"Samson a very good young player. Playing very well," tweeted a fan.
Even fans of rival teams acknowledge Samson's talent with tweets saying "He must be dismissed early. He is dangerous."