Sanju Samson is now the captain of the Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2021. Samson replaces Australia’s Steven Smith, one of eight players to be released. Here comes the not-much-known facts from his life:
Sanju Samson shares many firsts when it comes to cricket. He is the youngest cricketer to captain a Ranji Trophy side.
He is also the youngest player to score a half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions League Twenty20.
This boy from Kerala loves visiting beaches, playing football, water surfing and spending time with families and friends.
Born to Lijy and Samson Viswanath, his father was formerly a constable in Delhi Police
He feels that emerging players need the right mentors and hence he launched his sports academy in Thiruvananthapuram.
“This academy will bring out talents in the stream of cricket and football. I will not be directly linked to it, but my family will be contributing there.The players in the interiors of the country are ready to work out day in and day out but they don’t get right guidance. Hence, I took the initiative and launched it” he says.