Sanju Samson Biography – A world-class wicket-keeper batsman from Kerala who made his Ranji debut at the age of 15!
Early-Life of Sanju:
Sanju Samson was born on November 11, 1994, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. His father Mr. Samson Viswanath is a Retd. Delhi Police Constable and Mother Mrs. Lijy Viswanath is a homemaker.
He has a brother named Saly Samson, who is also a cricket player. Sanju Samson is married to his college batchmate Charulatha.
His wife is an entrepreneur.
He did his initial education from Delhi’s Rosary Senior Secondary School, then his family shifted to Kerala, and he completed his schooling from St. Joseph Higher Secondary School. He finished his graduation from Mar Ivanois College.
Sanju Samson Biography:
|Sanju Samson's Profile|
|Full Name||Sanju Viswanath Samson|
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1994|
|Age||25 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Trivandrum (now Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala, India|
|School||Rosary Senior Secondary School, Delhi
St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram
|College||Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram|
|Height|| 5ft. 7”
|Family & Relationships|
Former Delhi Police Constable
|Siblings||Saly Samson (Brother)|
|Playing Role||Wicketkeeper batsman|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Major Teams||India, India Under-19s, Kerala, Kerala Cricket Association XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals|
|India vs Zimbabwe, At Harare (July, 2015)|
|First-Class Debut||Kerala vs Vidharba, At Nagpur (November, 2011)|
|List-A Debut||Kerala vs Andhra, At Bangalore (February, 2012)
|T-20 Debut||Kerala vs Hyderabad , At Chennai (October, 2011)
Cricket Career of Sanju Samson:
Samson’s cricket career started for Kerala in a U-13 match in which he captained the team also. He scored a hundred on debut match in South Zone U-13 tournament, not only this, but he smashed 4 centuries in the next 5 matches.
Subsequently, he was also made the captain of Kerala Under-16. He was the leading run-scorer in Vijay Merchant Trophy and also scored an excellent inning of 200 against Goa.
At the age of 15, he gets selected in Ranji Trophy and later became the youngest ever captain of a Ranji team. On November 03, 2011, he made his Ranji debut as a wicket-keeper batsman against Vidarbha and that’s how his first-class cricket career started.
After some incredible performance at the U-16 level, he gets the chance to play for the Under-19 team as a wicketkeeper-batsman and captain too.
On February 23, 2012, he started his List-A career as a batsman against Andhra in Vijay Hazare Trophy. With 4 fours, he managed to score 41 runs in 55 balls.
Later, he was selected for the U-19 Asia Cup (2012) because of his splendid game in the Cooch Behar Trophy. But this time, something went wrong as he could only score 14 runs in 3 matches.
After that, he played some good knocks in the 2013 Under-19 Asia Cup, especially, his century in the final of the tournament which helped India to retain the Cup in UAE.
In August 2014, Sanju was selected as a backup wicket-keeper for England’s tour but didn’t get any chance to play in the series.
Later, in 2015, he was called as a replacement of Ambati Rayudu for the ODI’s against Zimbabwe but again didn’t find a place in the playing eleven. Although in the same tournament, he made his international debut in the second T20I against Zimbabwe. He scored 19 runs in the match.
Wonder Player Of IPL:
Although KKR was aware of Sanju’s cricket skills, he didn’t get any chance to play in IPL 2012.
Rajasthan Royals bought him at the auction for IPL 2013. According to him, he learned a lot from Rahul Dravid, the former mentor of RR. Samson won the Best Young Player award of the IPL 2013 season.
Samson played 2 seasons of IPL for the Rajasthan Royals. Later, RR gets banned, and Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) signed him at ₹4.2 crores for IPL 2016.
He was the third leading run-scorer of Delhi in the 2017 season. He also completed 1000 runs and became the youngest player to do so in the history of IPL.
RR returned to the IPL in 2018, and the franchise bought him for ₹8 crores at the auction. He remains with the same team for 2020 IPL.
|Samson's IPL Stats|
Some More IPL Facts:
- At the age of 18 years and 169 days, Sanju Samson became the youngest player to score a half-century in IPL history.
- Later, In IPL 2019, Riyan Parag broked his record at the age of 17 years and 175 days.
- Sanju Samson is the fourth Indian batsman who scored more than one century in the I.P.L –
Sanju Samson (2)
Murali Vijay (2)
Virender Sehwag (2)
Virat Kohli (4)
Facts about Sanju Samson:
- Role-Model: Brian Lara and Rahul Dravid.
- Sanju Samson’s wife’s name is Charulatha Samson.
- Charulatha and Sanju were batchmates in their College days.
- Sanju Samson and Shreyas Gopal were College batchmates.
- Samson’s brother Saly Samson is also a Cricketer.
- Sanju is the youngest player to score a half-century in Champions League T20.
Social Media Accounts:
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Sanju Samson?
Ans: 26 years (in 2020)
Q2: Is Samson a Hindu?
Ans: No, he’s a Christian.
Q3: Where is from Sanju Samson?
Ans: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Q4: Who is the wife of Sanju Samson?
Ans: Charulatha Samson
- Harmanpreet Kaur
- Tom Banton
- Kagiso Rabada
- Jofra Archer
- Shardul Thakur
- Ajaz Patel
- Shreyas Gopal
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Mayank Agarwal
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