IPL 2021: Young players like Sanju Samson are pre-paid sim cards, consistency is key for them - Pragyan Ojha

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Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha came up with an absorbing analogy to explicate wherefore youngsters similar Sanju Samson request to execute consistently to involvement their assertion for a spot successful the elder India nationalist team. Ojha’s comments came aft Sanju Samson began his Indian Premier League (IPL) captaincy stint with Rajasthan Royals connected an awesome note.

Pragyan Ojha, speaking to Sports Today aft Rajasthan Royals’ 3-wicket triumph implicit Delhi Capitals successful Mumbai successful their IPL 2021 brushwood connected Thursday, said determination is nary uncertainty astir the endowment that idiosyncratic similar Sanju Samson person but it’s important for youngsters to support delivering successful bid to emergence supra the contention and seal a imperishable spot successful the Indian team.

Sanju Samson deed a valiant 119 from conscionable 63 balls against Punjab Kings successful Royals’ IPL 2021 opener but it was not capable arsenic the Royals fell agonisingly abbreviated of a 222-run people by 4 runs. On Thursday, Samson failed to occupation the scorers overmuch but helium led his troops good arsenic Royals sealed a 3-wicket triumph implicit Delhi Capitals successful a low-scoring thriller successful Mumbai.

Samson was appointed arsenic the skipper of the Royals successful the pb up to IPL 2021 aft the erstwhile champions released Australia star, Steve Smith. Samson, who made his India debut arsenic aboriginal arsenic 2015, has not managed to find a imperishable spot successful the Indian squad but determination is nary doubting his talent. The Kerala batsman was entrusted with captaincy by the Royals and if aboriginal signs are thing to spell by, the 26-year-old is bare for success.

Pointing retired that the likes of Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan who made their India debuts aft Samson are up successful the queue astatine the moment, Pragyan Ojha said lone players similar Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma tin spend to person thin patches astatine the highest level.

“When you speech astir Sanju Samson, determination is 1 thing. When helium came into this side, determination was nary Rishabh Pant, determination was nary Ishan Kishan,” Ojha told Sports Today.

“In this contiguous Indian team, see this absorbing communicative Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are similar post-paid sim cards. They tin propulsion themselves for a spot much clip without paying the bills.

“But rather a fewer youngsters are similar pre-paid sim cards. It has to beryllium renewed successful the fixed clip different the sim is dead. All these youngsters should recognize they are not post-paid sim cards. They are pre-paid sim cards, to go postpaid, they person to execute consistently,” helium added.

Samson is 1 of the fewer young players who person played much than 100 IPL matches. In 109 matches, Samson has scored 2707 runs astatine an mean of little than 30. At the highest level, Samson has played 7 T20Is but is yet to get a 30-plus total.