Sanju Samson is an Indian international cricketer who captains Kerala in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. A right-handed top-order batter and wicketkeeper, he was the vice-captain of the Indian U-19 team for the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Sanju Samson was born on Martinmas 1994 into a Latin Catholic Malayali family in Pulluvila, a coastal village near Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. His father, Samson Viswanath, formerly a constable at Delhi Police and a retired footballer and coach who represented Delhi in Santosh Trophy. His mother, Ligy Viswanath, is a housewife.
Sanju Samson spent his infancy within the Police residential colony in the North Delhi neighborhood of GTB Nagar and studied at Rosary Senior lyceum, Delhi. He trained under coach Yashpal at the DL DAV Model School academy, Shalimar Bagh. In Kerala, he went to the Masters’ Cricket Club in Thiruvananthapuram. Later, Sanju changed academies to coach under Biju George on Medical College Ground, Thiruvananthapuram.
|Full Name||Sanju Viswanath Samson|
|Nick Name||Sanju Samson or Sanju|
|Date of Birth||11 November 1994|
|Birthplace||Pulluvila, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India|
|Father||Samson Viswanath (Ex-Police Constable, Delhi Police)|
|Brother||Saly Samson (Former Junior Level Cricketer)|
|Debut||Test: Not Played|
ODI: Vs Srilanka, R.Premdasa Stadium (23-07-2021)
T20I: Vs Zimbabwe, Harare (19 July 2015)
|IPL Debut||Vs Punjab Kings, Sawai Mansingh Stadium (14-04-2013)|
|Age (as of 2022)||27 years|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Total Net Worth||₹52 crores – ₹55 crores|
Sanju Samson announced his marriage together with his long-time girlfriend Charulatha Remesh, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, on 8 September 2018 through his social media platforms. The couple were together since Mar Ivanios College. The wedding happened as a private ceremony at Kovalam on 22 December 2018. The marriage reception happened in Nalanchira on the same day with Sanju’s former coach and mentor, Rahul Dravid, the only notable cricketer to attend.
Sanju Samson played in the U-13 cricket team of Kerala in 2007. Within the KSCA Inter-State under-13 tournament, he captained Kerala and achieved the Player of the Tournament award scoring 973 runs, including four centuries at an average of 108.11. Furthermore, he scored heavily within the 2010-11 Cooch Behar Trophy. This earned him a spot within the India U-19 team that played the 2012 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup in 2012. His bad show in the tournament meant that he dropped out of India’s squad for the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup that followed. Sanju became the vice-captain of the India U-19 team for the 2013 Top End Under-19 Series in Australia. He scored two half-centuries in India U19’s Youth Test series against Sri Lanka from July to August 2013. Moreover, within the 2013 ACC Under 19 Asia cup, he scored a century against Pakistan, helping India retain the cup.
He scored moderately within the 2012–13 Vijay Hazare Trophy, during which Kerala reached the semi-finals. Samson scored his maiden first-class century against Himachal Pradesh within the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy. He scored 127 runs off 207 balls. Furthermore, Sanju scored two centuries and a fifty in his five appearances within the season. In his first match of the 2012–13 season against Assam, he scored a career-best 211 in Ranji Trophy.
A trendy shotmaker who additionally takes wickets, Sanju Samson came to start with a neighborhood of the Kolkata Knight Riders; however, by no means got any possibilities there. It became his stint on the Rajasthan Royals that enabled him to point out his skills to the globe. During the 2013-15 phase, he became one of the essential players of the RR batting line-up. Temperamental troubles aside, Samson became a known personality, and his IPL performances even saw him going upward in the line to be MS Dhoni’s successor.
Sanju Samson remains undoubtedly considered one of RR’s mainstays within the center order. The rationale that he’s a home recruit provides a more excellent price. It allows the franchise to unfold the foreign places gamers in several departments. Samson remains trying to find that one significant standout IPL season that shall take his recreation to the subsequent level.
In August 2014, Sanju Samson became a part of India’s 17-man squad to play in 5 ODIs and a Twenty20 against England. However, he didn’t make it to the playing eleven. Samson didn’t play and remained a backup keeper to MS Dhoni. In October 2014, Sanju joined the Twenty20 team to play a solitary T-20 against West Indies, which later got canceled. In December 2014, he joined India’s 30-member list for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Moreover, In October 2019, Sanju Samson finally rejoined the Indian side after four years as a member of India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Bangladesh; but he didn’t play benched within the whole series. In November 2019, he was added to the Indian team for the T20I series against West Indies after an injury to Shikhar Dhawan.
In October 2020, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Australia. On 9 November 2020, he was added to India’s at some point International (ODI) squad, also for their series against Australia. He played all three Twenty20 matches but did not have an excellent series, scoring 48 runs from 3 innings. The critics once more appreciated his fielding efforts.
In February 2022, he joined India’s T20 squad for their series against Sri Lanka. He played all three matches batting in two innings and scored 57 runs, including a career-best score of 39