Samson says he was elated to receive congratulatory messages from Dhoni, Virat, and Rohit after being announced a Rajasthan Royals’ captain

Got congratulatory messages - Mahi bhai after becoming RR captain Sanju Samson
Got congratulatory messages - Mahi bhai after becoming RR captain Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson since 2013 has been in the IPL but this season will be a new  chapter in his career. In IPL 2021, Samson will be captaining for the first time in his  career. Rajasthan Royals had announced in January following a disastrous IPL 2020  that they have decided to replace Steve Smith with Samson as the team’s captain.  

Sanju Samson in a recent interview went candid by saying the time he received the news of being named the Royals’ captain. He also revealed that he knew beforehand of him getting the responsibility to lead the Rajasthan Royals even before the news was made public. With him knowing the news it was difficult for him to resist sharing the news with his parents and wife Charu as he said it was tough keeping it to himself.

Once the news was announced the youngster received congratulatory messages from some of India’s biggest names in cricket such as MS Dhoni, Virat  Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

He further added Royals have a quality bunch of players and splendid support staff with them. With him knowing most for years Samson they are like family. This makes him feel comfortable with the people he has around him.  Samson also went on to say leading a team that he has represented since 2013 is a  proud moment and is thankful to get such a responsibility.

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