Sanju Samson, an Indian batsman, expressed satisfaction with his performance in the first ODI against South Africa after his courageous innings.
The Indian batting team struggled to get going in the early stages of the game as they attempted to chase down a target of 250 to win in 40 overs. Samson first formed a strong combination with Shreyas Iyer in which he served as the anchor before taking another significant position alongside Shardul Thakur.
The wicketkeeper-batter took on Tabraiz Shamsi when the team needed 30 runs off the final over to stay in the game. The heroic knock by Samson did not prevent India from falling nine runs short. The wicketkeeper-batter had 86 points from 63 balls and was still unbeaten.
As reported by NDTV, Samson noted during the post-game news conference that it was pleasant to spend time in the center. He continued by saying that he was happy with his participation in the game and that he would work harder to ensure that he would lead the squad to victory the following time.
“It is always nice to spend some time in the middle and we always play to take our team over the line. I missed connecting two shots, next time I will work even harder. But I am satisfied with my contribution.”
“Their bowlers were going about things nicely, Tabraiz Shamsi was a little expensive today so we felt we can target them. We knew he would bowl the last over, I knew if I had to get 24 runs in the final over, I can hit four sixes. I was taking the game deep, the plan was this only and the batters responded nicely,” said Sanju Samson.
David Miller is currently the best finisher in the world: Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson continued by praising David Miller and asserting that he is currently the world’s top finisher.
“We can still do better, but we also need to pay attention to the batters we are bowling. Bowling against David Miller on this surface was very difficult since I believe he is the finest finisher in the world right now “Sanju Samson stated.
On Thursday, October 6, at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, the India National Cricket Team, captained by Shikhar Dhawan, was defeated by Temba Bavuma’s South Africa National Cricket Team by a score of 9 runs in the first ODI of the series.