With 30 to chase within the last over of the primary ODI match between India and South Africa, the previous Proteas speedster Dale Steyn revealed being nervous as he feels Sanju Samson has the power to hit six sixes in an over. The 27-year-old tried his finest however might solely handle to attain 20 within the last over as India misplaced the match by 9 runs at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Talking to Star Sports activities after the sport, Steyn stated how anxious he was after Kagiso Rabada bowled a no-ball within the penultimate over of the match. With that, India got here near a memorable run-chase however ultimately, it was actually powerful for Samson to tug it off on their lonesome.
“As quickly as KG (Kagiso Rabada) bowled that no-ball within the final ball of his over, I used to be like, ‘please do not let this occur’. Since you by no means know with somebody like Sanju, particularly with the shape that he has acquired and the assumption that he has. I watched him within the IPL, his skill to take down the bowlers and hit boundary at will, particularly within the final 2 overs of the sport, is unbelievable,” the previous Proteas worldwide stated.
“Shamsi was going to bowl the final over and he (Samson) knew he (Shamsi) had a tough day. I used to be nervous when KG bowled the no-ball. As a result of Sanju is a type of man who has the potential of Yuvi, to hit these six sixes and get workforce throughout the road when it wants 30+,” he added.
Missed connecting two photographs however happy with my efficiency: Sanju Samson
The captain of the Rajasthan Royals, Samson, stayed until the very finish of the match however could not assist the workforce get the much-needed win. Nevertheless, his knock of 86* off 63 deliveries was very essential to convey India again into the sport. Now, regardless that his efficiency went in useless, the middle-order batter talked about of being happy along with his efficiency.
“It’s all the time good to spend a while within the center and we all the time play to take our workforce over the road. I missed connecting two photographs, subsequent time I’ll work even tougher. However I’m happy with my contribution. Their bowlers had been going about issues properly, Tabraiz Shamsi was a bit costly in the present day so we felt we will goal them,” stated Sanju after the match.