Sanju Samson Earlier Life:
Sanju Samson was born on November 11, 1994 ( Age 24 Years ) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. His father Samson Viswanath is a police and mother Lijy Viswanath is housewife. He has a younger brother named Saly Samson.
He studied in Rosary Senior Secondary School, Delhi and St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram. He is currently doing bachelor of arts in Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum.
Physical Appearance – Sanju Samson height 1.70 m (5’7″ Feet) and Weight 62 kg. He has black color hair and black eye. He belongs to Christian religion and caste details are unknown.
Sanju Samson Career:
He captained Under-16 and Under-19 Kerala State Cricket Teams. At the age of just 15 years, he was selected to play for Kerala in the Ranji Trophy. His consistent performances in the domestic cricket earned him a place in the Indian team for the U19 Asia Cup in 2012. Samson was the highest run-scorer for India in the 2014 U19 Cricket World Cup.
He managed to score just 14 runs in 3 games that he played in the U19 Asia Cup in 2012. However, his century in the final of 2013 U19 Asia Cup helped his team to retain the title. He made his Ranji debut for Kerala in 2011 and captained Kerala Ranji Team for 2015-16 season. He scored his career-best knock of 211 in the Ranji Trophy 2013-14.
In the 2012 IPL, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders but did not play. However, he moved to Rajasthan Royals in 2013 and played some match winning knocks for his team. Rajasthan was suspended for two years from IPL in 2015 by BCCI. So, Delhi Daredevils bought him for Rs. 4.2 crore in the IPL 2016 auction.
Samson registered his maiden century in the Indian Premier League when he smashed 102 off just 63 deliveries against Rising Pune Supergiant. When Rajasthan Royals made their return to IPL in 2018, he moved to Rajasthan and played some spectacular knocks. Samson made his international debut against Zimbabwe in 2015 and managed to score 19 runs.
He represents the Indian team in 2015 under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane. He played along with big stars like Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, Brad Hodge and more.
Sanju Samson Facts:
- He played for Under-13 and Under-16 Kerala Cricket State Teams.
- At the age of just 19, he played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
- His father was a police constable but resigned his job to mould Samson’s cricket career.
- His ambition is to become an IPS officer.
- He was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 but did not play.
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