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first_imgBesides Dravid, two other present day cricketers — Besides Dravid, two other present day cricketers — Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Wriddhiman Saha — have big influence on Samson. “Wriddhi bhai (Wriddhiman) is a legend for me, a great wicket-keeper, and a humble guy. I really love the way he keeps wickets. He is also contributing well in the middle-order,” Samson said. “I also really learnt a lot from Dhoni bhai in the ODIs and T20s, and Saha bhai in Tests. You always get inspired watching them,” the wicketkeeper-batsman said. “A wicketkeeper-batsman does the job of an all-rounder. If I didnt score well, I would have contributed as a wicket-keeper. I really enjoy wicket-keeping and I am looking forward to be better behind the stumps. “If you want to be a better cricketer, you have to be ready for any situation. If your team wants you to play as a T20 batsman, youve to be ready for that. I actually prepare myself to face any situation. I love to play in all the three formats. It challenges a batsman.” The 21-year-old Samson has given up captaincy in the ongoing Ranji Trophy to concentrate on his batting and wicket-keeping. “I was in a good space for last one month. I am feeling really good about my game. Im enjoying my batting,” Sanju, who scored an 87 in a 50-over match in Australia said. Stressing on the importance of partnership building, he said: “Its very important if you want to have a good target in mind, you need to have two to three partnerships. Its important to have a rapport with your batting partner.” PTI TAP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img

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