29 Facts About Sanju Samson

1. Sanju Samson faced his first ball in international cricket, bowled by Sean Williams, and then managed to make a solid 36-runs partnership with Stuart Binny.

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2. On 5 August 2014, Sanju Samson was selected to the 17-man squad to play against England in 5 ODIs and a Twenty20.

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3. Sanju Samson was applauded by Indian coach Abhay Sharma for his temperament and batting technique, calling him 'the future for India'.

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4. Sanju Samson had dropped down to No 6 and kept wicket in all games.

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5. Sanju Samson hit 23 fours and 5 sixes to bring up his first double century in Ranji Trophy.

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6. Sanju Samson scored a career-best 211 to give Kerala a vital 39-run lead.

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7. Sanju Samson became the youngest player to score a half century in the CLT20.

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8. Sanju Samson came in at No 3 and scored 54 off 47 balls with 8 fours.

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9. Sanju Samson was the second youngest player to score an IPL century after Manish Pandey.

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10. Sanju Samson won the best young player award in IPL 2013 through a poll conducted in the official IPL website.

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11. Sanju Samson had a 44 run partnership with Shane Watson and 34 run partnership with Owais Shah.

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12. Sanju Samson achieved this feat at an age of 18 years and 169 days breaking the previous record set in 2008 by Shreevats Goswami of Royal Challengers Bangalore who achieved the feat at the age of 19 years 1 day.

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13. Sanju Samson played his second match for Rajasthan Royals against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 29 April 2013.

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14. Sanju Samson impressed with a catch to remove Rajagopal Sathish off the bowling of James Faulkner.

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15. Sanju Samson was the vice captain of under 19 Indian team.

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16. Sanju Samson made his debut for Kerala Ranji Trophy team on 3 November 2011.

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17. Sanju Samson represented India in the Under 19 Asia Cup Tournament held in Malaysia in June 2012.

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18. Sanju Samson was the All-India leading run scorer in the season and was selected to play in the Ranji Trophy for Kerala when he was 15 years of age.

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19. Sanju Samson was the captain of Under 16 and Under 19 Kerala State Cricket Teams.

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20. Sanju Samson captained the side and scored a century in his debut match and went on to score 4 centuries in 5 matches in the South Zone Under-13 tournament.

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21. Sanju Samson was a member of the under 13 cricket team of Kerala.

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22. Sanju Samson was born on 11 November 1994 in Trivandrum, India to Lijy and Samson.

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23. Sanju Samson was appointed the Vice-captain of the India U-19 team for the 2013 Top End Under-19 Series in Australia.

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24. Sanju Samson was adjudged as the "Best Young Player of the Season" in the 2013 IPL through an official poll.

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25. Sanju Samson achieved this on 29 April 2013 in the match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the age of 18.

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26. Sanju Samson is the youngest player to score a half-century in the IPL and Champions League Twenty20.

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27. Sanju Samson was caught off Christopher Mpofu's ball, while trying to play a lofted shot over long-on, caught safely by Malcolm Waller.

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28. Sanju Samson was frequently called to the national team but never made it to the playing XI, until he made his international debut against Zimbabwe at Harare, in 2015.

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29. Sanju Samson is one of the household names for a couple of months every year.

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