Indian Premier League 2020: Shane Warne says Sanju Samson can play all formats for India if he is consistent


Rajasthan Royals mentor Shane Warne believes that if Sanju Samson has a consistent Indian Premier League (IPL) this year, he will definitely play for India in all formats of the game. Samson has played two games so far in this year’s IPL and has managed to score 159 runs. In the first game against Chennai Super Kings, the right-handed batsman scored 74 points, while in the second game he scored 85 points while aiming for a goal of 224. In an interaction with ANI, Warne opened up his hopes for the Royals campaign. this year and he also provided insight into how his role as a mentor will be different in IPL 2020.

Speaking of Samson, Warne said, “Sanju Samson, I mean I’ve been saying it for a long time, Sanju should play all forms of the game for India.

“He is such a quality player, he showed that class again in the first game and I hope he has a consistent tournament this year.

“If he has a consistent tournament this year, I think you’ll see him represent India in all forms of the game.

“He’s just such a talented player, I’ve seen a lot of talented cricket players in my time, but I’ve seen Samson’s bat, in the nets that surround him, talk to him over the years and now I see how he evolves. mean he’s something else.

“He is a very special talent and I hope he will be on the international stage very soon,” added the 51-year-old.

Warne has been involved with the Royals since the beginning of the IPL, and he also led the Rajasthan Royals to the title win in the inaugural season.

The former Australian spinner has been exceptional at taking care of youngsters like Ravindra Jadeja and many Indian cricketers like Mohammad Kaif and Yusuf Pathan have spoken of Warne’s leadership skills.

“I feel like I have a spiritual connection to the Royals. 2008 was just such a great time, and every now and then you connect and get involved in something super special and magical,” said Warne .

“The squad we had in 2008 has produced some magic and lifelong friendships. I love the Royals and have always been a Royals and grateful for the opportunity to work with the Royals again in this capacity and I hope it will be so continues.

“I hope there is always a role for me here at the Royals because I am passionate and just love Rajasthan Royals very much,” he added.

When asked if the Royals team looks balanced compared to other seasons in the past, Warne said, “I think the team looks great, some great young talents, some experienced players, good variation in the bowling attack, powerhitters and manipulators of the ball.

“Some good players with spin and pace, a good combination of left and right handers. So I think the team is there, it’s about being able to perform.

“So if we can deliver our skills and I think it could be the Royals year this year in 2020.


“Hopefully Ben Stokes would play a part this year, he’s a big loss and our thoughts are with him, but you know that Ben Stokes will be added to the team that played last night and it looks really, really good,” he added. to it.

The Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals have won their first two games of the tournament so far. The team surpassed Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs and took an unlikely four wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Warne said of his role as a mentor: “My mentoring role is a bit different this year. I will sit in the stands and watch the games, not in the dugout.

“So I will have nothing to do with anything really in-game. I would watch like everyone else and then after every game I sit with Andrew McDonald and Steve Smith, see if I saw anything, talk to them and listen to them. talk and their ideas and add some of my thoughts.

“So that part and then training, motivating the group, helping individuals on the team, trying to get the best out of them and helping Andrew McDonald and Steve Smith in whatever way they can,” Warne signed.

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