Leading Rajasthan Royals is not challenging for me – Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson has always performed well in the Indian Premier League. However, he has failed to make it big in international cricket. The right-handed batsman cannot afford to make any mistakes during the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League while leading Rajasthan Royals.

The Royals were not impressive in the Indian leg and with players like Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes set to miss the upcoming matches, the Rajasthan based franchise has a big mountain to climb.

Samson has scored 277 runs from seven games at an average of 46.16 in the Indian leg.

Sanju Samson was asked if captaincy has impacted his batting to which he replied by saying that leading his side is not challenging for him.

“I think it’s not a huge challenge for me. I think I have felt that before. I have experienced that before playing in this team or any other team. Whatever challenges or responsibilities you have, it has to be outside the ground actually. Once you are inside the ground, there are situations to deal with, there are bowlers to deal with. If there is a bowler you have to hit out of the park, you have to hit him out of the park,” Samson told Khaleej Times in an interview.

“I am not going to think about who is going to come up next or if I get out, what’s going to happen. The risk is very high in this format, so at the same time, the reward is also very nice. So, I think the risk is worth taking my game has been the same it should remain the same actually. The captaincy should never change the way I play. I would like to go out and dominate few matches, I might get out, and I might win few matches, so that’s as simple as that.”