Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels Rajasthan Royals’ captain Sanju Samson must curb his attacking instincts proper from the phrase go. He reckons that shot choice has been Samson’s greatest challenge.
The 26-year-old batsman made his India debut again in 2015 however has solely featured in a single ODI and ten T20Is thus far. Samson has been among the many runs within the IPL however even there, his numbers are principally within the extremes.
“What has led him down is the shot selection. Even at the international level, he doesn’t open the batting there. He was the second or the third wicket down. And he looks to hit the first ball out of the ground. That is impossible. That is absolutely impossible even if you’ve been in the richest vein of form. You have got to maybe knock it around for maybe twos and threes and get the feet moving and then look to play,” Gavaskar stated on Star Sports.
On Tuesday, Samson failed with the bat, scoring 4. Gavaskar additional stated Samson wants to offer himself extra time and solely by engaged on the choice of his photographs can he enhance his temperament.
“That is something he is going to watch out for. Because otherwise, it is going to be a waste of such God-given talent. I have always said that a lot of shot selection boils down to temperament. That is what separates the men from the boys. And therefore, for him to go on and be a regular player for India, his shot selection has to be that much better,” added Gavaskar.
Samson has already hit a century in IPL 2021 within the first half when the match was performed in India.