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IPL 2020: Surprised Sanju Samson's not playing for India in all formats, says spin legend Shane Warne

  • Press Trust of India
  • September 26th, 2020
  • 20:19:12 IST

Dubai: Spin legend Shane Warne on Saturday expressed his "surprise" that wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson is not playing for India across formats.

Samson smashed a 32-ball 74 against Chennai Super Kings to power Rajasthan Royals to a 16-run win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday.

Warne praised the 25-year-old player after his exploits.

Sanju Samson smashed a 32-ball 74 in Rajasthan Royals' opening game of IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings. Sportzpics

Sanju Samson smashed a 32-ball 74 in Rajasthan Royals' opening game of IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings. Sportzpics

"Sanju Samson, what a player he is. I have said for a long time and I think Sanju Samson is probably one of the most exciting players I have seen for a long time. I am surprised that he is not playing all forms of cricket for India," said Warne in an Instagram live session of Rajasthan Royals.

The Australian legend added, "He is that good. He is an absolute champion he is got all the shots, quality, and class.

"So, hopefully, he has a consistent year and helps Rajasthan Royals lift the IPL trophy and I hope to see in him Indian colours in all three forms of cricket."

Against CSK, Samson reached his fifty off just 19 deliveries and won the Man-of-the- Match award for his knock, which helped Rajasthan Royals post a commanding 216 for seven in their allotted 20 overs.

His knock was studded with nine sixes.

In recent times, KL Rahul has cemented his place as the number one wicketkeeper-batsman in the Indian team for the limited overs format, pipping Rishabh Pant.

Updated Date: September 26, 2020 20:19:12 IST

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