T20 World Cup 2024: "I was not expecting…" – “Excited” Sanju Samson about his selection for the World Cup

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Sanju Samson finally made it to the Indian team for a World Cup event. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been picked in the 15-member India squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

He earned selection thanks to an impressive display in the recently concluded IPL 2024. The Kerala star was competing with the likes of Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Dhruv Jurel, Ishan Kishan and Jitesh Sharma for the goalkeeping spots in the team. . In the end, the selectors decided to reward him and Pant for their good performance in the IPL.

Samson led his Rajasthan Royals team from the front, scoring consistently throughout the season. He finished the tournament as the fifth highest run-scorer. The right-handed batsman scored an impressive 531 runs in 15 innings with the help of five half-centuries.

Sanju Samson on his selection:

Ahead of the T20 World Cup, Sanju Samson called his selection in the Indian team special before stating that he really didn’t expect it. However, he was working hard for the selection of him. The Rajasthan Royals star revealed that he had completely cut off the phone to stay in the right frame of mind for the IPL.

“Very emotional. It was something I didn’t expect much actually. To be very honest, I knew I wasn’t very close to being selected. I knew I would have to do something. It’s really special in this IPL to get there,” Sanju Samson said in a statement. to Star Sports.

“So that’s where I decided to keep my phone. I have to make a lot of decisions and that’s why I completely disconnected it. My phone has been off for the last 2 or 3 months. I have to fully concentrate on my game. I have to give myself the best opportunity to go out and play and win games for my team, so that can help me be in the Indian team for the World Cup,” he added.

Additionally, Samson said he would do his best to make useful contributions to the team in the main event. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to begin on June 1. India, on the other hand, will open their campaign on June 5 against Ireland.