India’s wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson, previously part of the Indian ODI series squad, was seen participating in Kerala Sevens, a grassroots football event.

India’s wicket-keeper, Sanju Samson, known for his role in the Indian ODI series, was recently spotted engaging in football at Kerala Sevens, a platform renowned for uncovering talent among people from various walks of life. This distinctive football variant, played in smaller fields with seven players per side, exudes the raw essence of the sport, promoting unfiltered skills on impromptu grounds.

Samson delighted fans as he exhibited his football skills. The viral footage captured the wicketkeeper-batter flaunting his dribbling skills while representing Thiruvananthapuram in a sevens competition. Notably, Samson’s father was a former player for the Delhi Police Football Team.

Across the recently concluded three-match series against South Africa, Samson accumulated 120 runs in two innings, averaging 60 with a strike rate of 87.59. Following a faltering performance at St George’s Park, where he scored 12 off 23 balls, Samson rebounded spectacularly in the next match.

Facing a resilient South African bowling unit at Boland Park, Samson’s gritty 108 off 114 deliveries, comprising six boundaries and three sixes, strengthened India’s total to 296/8. Supported by Arshdeep Singh’s four-wicket haul, Team India defended the score, securing a 78-run win and claiming their second ODI series win in South Africa.

Last Updated on December 31, 2023

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