Sanju Samson Profile – Biography, Stats, Career Info, Age, Height, Wife and Family

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.

Player Info

NameSanju Samson
Career Info
T20I Debut19/07/2015 against Zimbabwe
Last T20I07/08/2022 against West Indies
ODI Debut23/07/2021 against Sri Lanka
Last ODI18/07/2022 against Zimbabwe
IPL Debut14/04/2013 against Punjab Kings
Last IPL29/05/2022 against Gujarat Titans
Personal Info
Jersey No09
Wedding date22/12/2018
WifeCharulatha Samson
FatherSamson Viswanath (Ex-Police Constable, Delhi Police)
MotherLigy Samson
Net Worth67 Cr

Sanju Samson Education Qualification

SchoolRosary Senior Secondary School, Delhi
St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram
CollegeMar 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 Riders2012 (Did Not Play)
Rajasthan Royals2013 – 2015, 2018 – 2022*
Delhi Daredevils2016 – 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.


#1 What is the salary of Sanju Samson?

There are cricket player categories, and Sanju Samson falls under the C category under the BCCI payslip. The basic pay for this category is one crore INR per annum, roughly around INR 8,33,333 per month.

#2 Why does BCCI ignore Sanju Samson?

The main reason for Sanju Samson to be ignored while selecting the squad for any upcoming tournaments is that there is a massive competition for all the spots in the Indian team. Because of his inconsistent performance, Sanju Samson is not given big chances by BCCI.

#3 Has Sanju Samson become the lost treasure to the Indian team?

Since there is an abundance of players in Indian cricket, thanks to the birth of IPL, the position of wicketkeeper-batsman is a little crowded at the top. We have KL Rahul, Rishab Pant, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik and more to fill in the role, and if we look at Sanju Samson, he is not in the top half of the list

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