Sanju Samson's Spirit Is What Sets Him Apart: Shashi Tharoor

Updated: 09 September 2019 11:04 IST

Sanju Samson decided to give his match fees to the groundsmen of the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram following the five-match series between India 'A' and South Africa 'A'.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson played a brilliant 91-run knock in the final match of the series. © Twitter

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday praised cricketer Sanju Samson who decided to give his match fees to the groundsmen of the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram following the five-match series between India 'A' and South Africa 'A'. India 'A' hosted South Africa 'A' in a five-match unofficial one-day series. Intermittent rains in Kerala's capital city had caused reduction of overs in all the matches with the fourth match having to be played over two days. "After his blistering 48-ball 91 vs S. Africa A, Thiruvananthapuram's star cricketer Sanju Samson announced he was dedicating his match fees to the groundsmen, whose hard work on a wet ground had made play possible. That's what sets Sanju apart from others: not just talent but spirit," tweeted Tharoor.

Samson, who played a brilliant 91-run knock in the final match to help India 'A' register a 4-1 win in the series, said he decided to donate match fees from the two games that he played to the groundsmen for their effort to ensure that the series could be played despite inclement weather.

Following Samson's brilliant knock, former India players Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir backed the 24-year-old to become India's No.4 in ODIs.

After Samson's knock last Friday, Harbhajan tweeted: "Why not Sanju Samson at number 4 in ODIs. With good technique and good head on his shoulders. Well played today anyways against SA A."

Gambhir, who is now a BJP parliamentarian, picked up on Harbhajan's tweet and said, "Yes Harbahajan Singh, on current form and his skills this Southern Star, Sanju Samson can bat even on Moon's South Pole!!! I wonder if they had space on Vikram to carry this marvel of a batsman. Well done Sanju on scoring 91 off 48 balls against South Africa A side."

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article India India Cricket Team Sanju Viswanath Samson Sanju Samson Cricket
Highlights
  • Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday praised cricketer Sanju Samson
  • Samson decided to give his match fees to the groundsmen in Kerala
  • He starred in India A's 4-1 series win over South Africa A
Related Articles
3rd T20I: Sanju Samson Included In India XI, Adds Unwanted Record To His Name
3rd T20I: Sanju Samson Included In India XI, Adds Unwanted Record To His Name
Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant's "After Workout" Video Looks Straight Out Of A Comedy Movie
Sanju Samson Will Get An Opportunity Sooner Than Later, Feels Sunil Gavaskar
Sanju Samson Will Get An Opportunity Sooner Than Later, Feels Sunil Gavaskar
India vs West Indies: Sanju Samson Gets "Hero
India vs West Indies: Sanju Samson Gets "Hero's Welcome" Ahead Of 2nd T20I. Watch Video
India vs West Indies: Locals Hope To See Sanju Samson In Playing XI In 2nd T20I
India vs West Indies: Locals Hope To See Sanju Samson In Playing XI In 2nd T20I
Advertisement