India’s young batsmen have proved themselves on several occasions, even matching up to veterans of the game. Sanju Samson is a player who has been praised for his batting and fielding skills, but his recent performance in Australia has been rather underwhelming.

Former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif commented on Samson’s performance, asking him to learn from his captain Virat Kohli. “According to me, we have won the series. He has got two innings and in the first T20I, Sanju Samson was looking good. It felt like he could score runs. And he has the X-factor, he has the ability to hit sixes,” Kaif said during a discussion on the Sony Sports network.

“Yes, he is frittering away his chances. He is new and will get more chances although he has not grasped his chances, like Natarajan has done. That has not happened with Sanju Samson but I feel he should get more chances.”


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“If Samson gets the opportunity now, then he should take the example from Virat Kohli in the middle. Virat Kohli is a player who also makes the runs through singles and doubles. You can hit the sixes but he needs to learn from Virat Kohli on how to build an innings,” Kaif concluded.

Virender Sehwag, who was also one of the panelists on the show, supported Kaif’s idea of giving Samson more chances. “I don’t think there is a need to make forced changes. But they may want to play Manish Pandey if he is fit, but for whom will they play him,” Sehwag said.

He added, “I can see only one candidate, Sanju Samson has had two games and he has not scored runs. So, Virat Kohli has the habit of making changes after two games, so it is possible he could be the one.”


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