Sanju Samson may not have had a brilliant outing with the bat in the IND vs AFG 3rd T20I, but the right-handed batsman showed some brilliant keeping skills. Samson dismissed Afghanistan captain Ibrahim Zadran courtesy of his bewilderment over the lighting. Zadran was bowled for 50 runs off 41 balls and hit 4 fours and 1 six.
During the fourth ball of the 13th over, Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar hit the ball down leg and saw Ibrahim Zadran retire. It was brilliant anticipation from Samson and he moved to the leg side to collect the ball. Samson moved too much to collect the ball but was eventually able to remove the handles and end Zadran’s stay in the area.
Sanju Samson shows brilliant groundskeeping skills
Washington Sundar continued his magic and got rid of Azmatullah Omarzai for a duck, while removing Mohammad Nabi for 34 runs.
Sanju Samson was dismissed for a golden duck after returning to the T20I format. Samson was caught by Mohammad Nabi and fell to Afghanistan pacer Fareed Ahmad. Samson only scored 54 runs in his last 4 T20I innings, while he scored 374 runs in 25 T20I matches at an average of less than 20.
However, the right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman was back in the news when he scored the game-winning hundred in December 2023. In the third ODI of the series, Samson scored 108 runs off 114 balls, taking India to a maiden 296/ 8. -full entry. India managed to win the series 2-1 and that match by a score of 78 runs.
Sanju Samson will try to perform well and earn a place in the squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 now that he has returned to the Indian T20I team. The Indian team will look to make the most of their final Twenty20 International match before the T20 World Cup, which is against AFG.
In the Indian Premier League, Sanju Samson will once again lead the Rajasthan Royals. Although Sanju’s career record in Twenty20 international cricket does not live up to the expectations of him, the Kerala batsman in the Indian Premier League is a different player.
In 152 matches, Sanju Samson has amassed 3888 runs in the lucrative league. Throughout his IPL career, Samsom has racked up three hundred and twenty and a half centuries. Since 2017, Samson has routinely scored over 350 runs in every IPL season. He wants to maintain this trend in the next competition. Samson also guided the Rajasthan Royals to the 2022 IPL Finals, where they ultimately lost to the Gujarat Titans.
On the other hand, if we come back to the match, the Indian cricket team will want to whitewash Afghanistan after winning the match in Bengaluru.
The IND vs AFG third T20I match is the last T20I for India before the T20 World Cup 2024. The tournament will begin on June 1 and India will face Ireland in their first group match on June 5. India would also face Pakistan. , USA and Canada in the remaining group matches.
India won the last T20 World Cup in the year 2007 and is hoping to win back the trophy after 16 long years.
IND vs AFG: Watch: Indian goalkeeper Sanju Samson shows brilliant wicket-keeping skills to dismiss Ibrahim Zadran