Vivo IPL 2021: Sanju Samson has evolved as captain of the Rajasthan Royals (RR), says Jos Buttler.
Vivo IPL 2021: England rookie Rajasthan Royals (RR) Jos Buttler praised young skipper Sanju Samson. Buttler feels it was a great learning experience for the novice skipper and he evolved as a player as the tournament progressed.
The management of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) replaced former skipper Steve Smith with Sanju Samson in January ahead of the IPL 2021 auction.
“It was a great learning experience for him. And I think as the tournament went on, halfway there he was really growing into the role, looking to put together better, more consistent performances towards the end of the season as a team, ”said Buttler in a virtual program. interactive session hosted by the Royals.
Samson managed to lead his team to three wins in seven games before the elite T20 competition was suspended halfway due to the rise in cases of covid-19 in bio-bubbles.
“I really enjoyed playing under captain Sanju. I don’t think it changed him at all as a person. He’s a pretty free-spirited guy, very relaxed and he tried to make the team understand that and that’s how he wanted us to play as a team.
Buttler believes that in order to be a successful side leader you have to be genuine and Sanju has it all.
RR’s director of cricket operations Kumar Sangakkara was also present in the live interactive session where he applauded a few young guns from the side.
Sangakkara was very impressed with Riyan Parag and said he has the potential not only to serve the Royals but also Indian cricket in the future.
“For us, Riyan Parag is a very, very special player. I think he has a huge amount to contribute not only to the Royals but also to Indian cricket in the future, a very special talent that needs care, care and development.
The 43-year-old director praises Anuj Rawat, Yashashvi Jaiswal and Chetan Sakariya.
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