IND vs ZIM: I believe in taking what I go through in my career positively, says Sanju Samson

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IND vs ZIM: I believe in taking what I go through in my career positively, says Sanju Samson
IND vs ZIM: I believe in taking what I go through in my career positively, says Sanju Samson

IND vs ZIM: I believe in taking what I go through in my career positively, says Sanju Samson

IND vs ZIM: India wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson said on Monday that he thinks one should view all career-related events positively.

In the second ODI, Samson guided Team India’s boat as they chased 162 runs after two quick strikes from pacer Luke Jongwe put them at 97/4. Samson was the one who led India to victory with an unbeaten 43* off 39 balls.

“I was really pumped up to be there in pressure situation (in the second ODI) and they were also bowling well. I really enjoyed the time in the middle. Also I am a believer that whatever you go through in your career, you have to take it in a positive manner. I really enjoyed playing domestic cricket for the last four-five years. It is challenging to do well there and that has made me be a better player,” said Samson before the third and final ODI to the broadcasters.

“[On the impact of IPL] It has changed my perspective towards cricket. Earlier I used to think only about my batting, my game. Captaincy helps bring about a different mindset – think about others as well apart from your game. I feel surprised [on his fan following] that despite playing very little for India, I get good support. I feel there,” he added.

IND vs ZIM: I believe in taking what I go through in my career positively, says Sanju Samson
IND vs ZIM: I believe in taking what I go through in my career positively, says Sanju Samson

Samson has played for India in just 16 T20Is and six ODIs after making his debut for the nation in 2014. He has played in 16 T20Is and scored 296 runs at an average of 21.14, with a top of 77 and one half-century. Also he has performed better in ODIs, scoring 161 runs at an average of 53.66 in six games. He has one half-century and the best score of 54 in this format.

Zimbabwe was dismissed for 161 in just 38.1 overs in the second ODI. Despite significant resistance from Sean Williams (42) and Ryan Burl (41*), Indian spinners consistently took wickets. For India, Shardul Thakur took 3/38. One wicket each for Siraj, Krishna, Kuldeep, Hooda, and Axar Patel.

India lost KL Rahul early for just one while attempting to chase 162. After that, the innings rebuilt by Shubman Gill (33) and Shikhar Dhawan (33). After Dhawan caught, Tanaka Chivanga ended their 42-run stand. A 36-run stand was maintained by Ishan Kishan and Gill. India was concerned after fast falls from Kishan (6) and Gill to Luke Jongwe (2/33). However, Men in Blue were victorious because to a 56-run partnership between Sanju Samson (43*) and Deepak Hooda (25), despite Hooda’s dismissal just a few balls before the triumph.

Samson’s 43* off 39 balls earned him the title of “Man of the Match.”

Meanwhile, on Monday at the Harare Sports Club, India captain KL Rahul chose to bat first against Zimbabwe in the third one-day international of the three-match series after winning the toss.

India’s innings is currently in progress.