Sanju Samson was announced as the new captain for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL14. Australia ex-captain Steven Smith was the captain of Rajasthan Royal last year. Rajasthan Royals showed confidence in him and he has been retained as the captain in IPL 2022
The performance declined after Rajasthan Royals performed well in their first few matches and Rajasthan Royals were at the bottom of the table by the end of the 2020 IPL. RR only manage to win 6 matches out of their 14 matches.
As a result, RR did not qualify for playoffs in IPL 2020. Sanju dedicates a lot of his success to Rahul Dravid who guided him and gave him opportunities.
Points table of 2020 IPL
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Kolkata Knight Riders
|Kings XI Punjab
|Chennai Super Kings
Sanju Samson Stats in IPL 2020
Complete IPL stats
Sanju Samson Life History
Sanju Samson’s full name is Sanju Vishwanath Samsung. He was born on 11 November 1994 in a middle-class Malayali family in Kerala, India. His father’s name is Vishwanath Samson, and his mother’s name is Lily Samson.
Sanju’s father, Vishwanath, was a constable in Delhi Police, and for this reason, Sanju did his early education in Delhi. After some time, his family shifted to Kerala, and from there, Sanju studied his high school and degree college. At the age of 11, he was selected in Kerala Under-13 and started his career by scoring a century.
Because of Sanju’s performance, he was also made the Under 16 and Under 19 state cricket team captain. Sanju Samson scored an unbeaten 200 off 138 balls in a match against Goa, playing with the Under Sixteen team.
After this, in the years 2012 and 2013, Sanju Samson got a place in India’s Under-19 Asia Cup team, and on both occasions, India became the champion. In the final match of the Under-19 Asia Cup of 2013, Sanju Samson gave India a victory by scoring a century.
Given his performance, he was also included in India’s Under-19 World Cup where he was the highest run-scorer for India.
Sanju Samson, who made his Ranji debut in 2011, was made the captain of the Kerala Ranji team in 2015 and became the youngest captain in the Ranji Trophy history. Sanju Samson was in superb form during the 2016-17 Ranji season. In Ranji Trophy’s season, he scored 627 runs in 7 matches and became the highest run-scorer.
He was then made the captain of the Board President’s XI team against Sri Lanka where once again he performed brilliantly with the bat. In the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Sanju Samson played an innings of 222 runs from 129 balls against Goa. This is the highest score made by any wicket-keeper batsman in List A cricket.
He was included in his team by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012, but he did not get a chance to play a single match for KKR in this season of IPL. Then in 2013, Rajasthan Royals signed Sanju Samson to their team, and on 14 April 2013, they played their first IPL match against Kings XI Punjab, in which they impressed everyone with their batting and wicket keeping.
In the next match, he was promoted against the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore and he took full advantage of this opportunity to win the team by scoring 63 runs off 41 balls. He was also awarded the title of man of the match for this innings.
In the year 2016, Sanju Samson joined the Delhi Daredevils team. After this, in the IPL auction of 2018, Rajasthan Royals added him to their team after spending a hefty amount of eight crores. Mumbai Indians were also interested in him and bade up to 7.80 crores.
Sanju Samson has scored 2 centuries in the IPL so far. He scored the first century of his IPL career in 2017 against the team of Rising Pune Supergiants. The second century of his IPL career came against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the year 2019.
In the IPL 2021, Sanju Samson became the first player to score a century of the season and became the first captain to hit a century in his debut match as captain. He scored 119 runs in 63 balls against Kings XI Punjab.
In 2014, Sanju Samson was selected in the Indian team for five ODIs and one T20 match against England. But he did not get a chance to play a single match. After this, he made his debut in the series against Zimbabwe in the year 2015.
|Sanju Vishwanath Samson
|November 11th, 1994
|5 feet 7 inch
|62 Kg Approx
|8 crores per season
|Rosary Senior secondary school, Delhi, and St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School
|Around 60 Crores
|Charulatha Samson (married on 22 December 2018)
|Saly Samson (Brother)
|Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar
Sanju Samson has endorsed fantasy sports platform, Puma and Australian cricket equipment brand Kookaburra.
As of 2022, Sanju Samson’s net worth is estimated at around $8 Million or 60 crore Rupees. Most of his income comes from playing for India, IPL, and brand endorsement.
Sanju Samson was retained by his team Rajasthan Royals Rs 14 crores along with Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal and most probably he will lead the team.
In his debut season for the Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson made an impression with his gritty knocks. Rahul Dravid developed the Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman into a strong campaigner. In 2016, he followed his mentor into the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) side, where he played some key innings over the course of two seasons before returning to the Rajasthan Royals.