Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha has a new terminology for Sanju Samson: ‘pre-paid’ sim card


In recent years, Sanju Samson has been called a few things by fellow India cricketers, however, maybe nothing approaches the comment directed about him by previous India spinner Pragyan Ojha. Pragyan Ojha alluded to Sanju Samson and other Indian youths like him as a ‘pre-paid’ sim card, accepting they need to show more consistency on the off chance that they are to get a more extended run.

With the emergence of Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan who made their mark for the Indian team after Samson debuted are ahead in the line right now feels Pragyan Ojha. He further added that players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma can stand to have lean patches at the most significant level.

Sanju Samson: The New No.1 for the Royals

In an interview with Sport Today, former Indian player Pragyan Ojha has said that players like Sanju Samson and other youngsters are like pre-paid sim cards. They have to perform consistently to make a place in the national team.

Samson was delegated as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 after the team decided not to retain Australian star, Steve Smith. Samson, who made his India debut as early as 2015, has not figured out how to track down a lasting spot in the Indian group however there is no questioning his ability. So far, he has played 7 T20Is for India, with a total of  83 runs at an average of 11.86. However, the 26-year-old Sanju Samson has performed exceptionally well in IPL. In 105 innings, he has managed to score 2707 runs consisting of 3 centuries and 13 half-centuries.


The Kerala batsman was endowed with captaincy by the Royals and if early signs are anything to pass by, the 26-year-old is eager for progress.

Sanju Samson hit a brave and blistering 119 from only 63 balls against Punjab Kings in Royals’ IPL 2021 opener, however, it was insufficient as the Royals missed the mark by 4 runs. However, Samson gained the limelight in the match and also won the player of the match award for his magnificent knock.

On Thursday, Samson failed to impress the scorers much yet he drove his team to the finishing line as Royals emerged victorious with 3-wickets in hand against Delhi Capitals in a low-scoring spine chiller in Mumbai.

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