IPL 2024: "What's the use of scoring 500 runs if you can't..”- Sunil Gavaskar slams Sanju Samson; speaks on his India career

Samson scored 531 runs for RR in IPL 2024.

Samson scored 531 runs for RR in IPL 2024 | IPL-BCCISunil Gavaskar has come down hard on Sanju Samson’s performance in the IPL 2024. Samson-led Rajasthan Royals bowed out of the tournament in Qualifier 2, after losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai on May 24.

Meanwhile, as a batter, Samson scored 531 runs at an average of 48.27 and strike rate of 153.47. However, he failed to showcase his glamour in the Qualifier 2 and lost his wicket for 10 runs off 11 balls in the game in Chennai during RR's chase of 176.

Former India cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar was left fuming over the dismissal and even questioned the player's shot selection.

What's the use of scoring 500 runs if you can't win your team the match or title? Everyone got out while playing glamorous shots. Why has Samson not had a steady India career? It's because his shot selection has let him down," said Gavaskar on Star Sports.

Gavaskar went on to claim that Samson's poor shot selection was a major reason why he is not a permanent member of the Indian team.

"If his shot selection had been good, his India career too would have been long. I hope that the opportunity he has got in the T20 World Cup, he grabs it with both hands and cements his place," the legend said.

Sanju Samson had made his India debut in 2015, but has only managed to play 16 ODIs and 25 T20Is, scoring 510 and 374 runs respectively. His highest score in ODIs is 108, while in T20Is his best score is 77.


By Jatin Sharma - 26 May, 2024

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