Sanju Samson, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL 2022, is one of the most exciting young cricketers in the world, but he has fallen short of the cricketing community's expectations, particularly in international cricket.
Despite acknowledging that Samson has matured, former India head coach Ravi Shastri advised the 27-year-old Samson to improve his discipline if he wants to score large like Virat Kohli.
Shastri was critical of Samson's shot selection at times, noting that the player needs to work on it if he wants to develop his game.
"When I look at him this season, I see a sense of calmness. That maturity has crept in. I just have the feeling that he might have a good one this year. I feel he will be a lot more consistent this season. He has got a side around him that will make him feel relaxed and continue to play his natural game which is to attack and he can score," he said on ESPNcrincinfo.
Shastri also gave Samson some advice, suggesting that he should strive to read the opposition bowlers like former India captain Virat Kohli, who has been leading the team to victory with his discipline and control.
"The way you want to see Samson up the ante is by reading the opposition a little more and then comes the choice of shots. Which are the shots that will be more profitable and then you anticipate that from that particular bowler. This is where Kohli is far more mature, disciplined and in control and hence the bigger scores. If Sanju can get that into his game, reading the opposition a little bit more than just see it and hit it, he will get there. Because he can take off," he signed off.