The name Sanju Samson became popular when he came down to bat for Rajasthan Royals in IPL. His batting skills have earned him a permanent place in the RR. After his success in IPL, Sanju Samson even made the national team to debut against Zimbabwe in a T20 match.
He has Played for India, Kolkata Knight Riders, India U19, Kerala East Zone, Kerala South Zone, Rajasthan Royals, India A, India AT20, Delhi Capitals, Indian Board President’s XI
Sanju Samson Profile
Sanju Samson Biography
Sanju Samson was born into a Latin catholic family in Pulluvila in Thiruvananthapurma district in Kerala and his parent Samson Viswanath was a police constable at Delhi police department. His father used to be a football player who has played in Santhosh Trophy representing Delhi.
Even though his father was a footballer Sanju Samson always leaned in towards the game of cricket. He was trained under coach Yashpal DL DAV Model School, Shalimar Bagh. The turning point for Sanju Samson came when he was rejected for the Delhi-U13 team.
After which Samson Viswanath took voluntary retirement and moved back to Kerala where Sanju Samson and his brother to pursue his career in cricket. It was from here that he took his path in cricket and raised to glory in his young age.
Sanju Samson Life Story
When we look at the life story of Sanju Samson we can see all the hurdles he has to overcome in order to achieve his dream. Also this shows the sacrifice his father made in order to fulfil his child’s dream.
When Sanju Samson was rejected to play for the Delhi -U13 team, his father retired from his constable job in Delhi and also he retired from the Delhi football team in which he was a key player. When all doors were closed Sanju Samson blasted those doors open with his performance right from the start of his career.
|T20I Debut||19/07/2015 against Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||07/08/2022 against West Indies|
|ODI Debut||23/07/2021 against Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||18/07/2022 against Zimbabwe|
|IPL Debut||14/04/2013 against Punjab Kings|
|Last IPL||29/05/2022 against Gujarat Titans|
|Father||Samson Viswanath (Ex-Police Constable, Delhi Police)|
|Net Worth||67 Cr|
Sanju Samson Education Qualification
|School||Rosary Senior Secondary School, Delhi |
St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram
|College||Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum|
|Educational Qualifications ||Bachelor of Arts|
Sanju Samson Domestic Career
|Ranji Trophy Debut (Kerala)||3 November 2011 against Vidarbha|
|Syed Mushtaq Ali (Kerala)||16 October 2011 against Hyderabad|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2012 (Did Not Play)|
|Rajasthan Royals||2013 – 2015, 2018 – 2022*|
|Delhi Daredevils||2016 – 2017|
Sanju Samson Latest News
Currently India is playing against Zimbabwe in their home ground. During the pre match session BCCI conducted a short Q&A with Sanju Samson on twitter and Samson has been giving many witty answers to cover it up.
In that session there were questions like his favorite food that he cannot eat now for which Samson said that he likes to eat lots of chocalet but due to his current fitness regimen he was not able to eat them like he used to.
Breakign the Obstacles to Glory
As we have seen Sanju Samson’s path to cricket has not been a easy one. He was not given chance right from the age of 13. However because of his sheer hard work and determination he has sealed his place in Indian team and is now playing against Zimbabwe for his country.