Sanju Samson's long journey to first international hundred | IND vs SA

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 21, 2023

Sanju Samson hits maiden international ton

After a long-long wait, Sanju Samson scored his first international hundred in the third ODI against South Africa.

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A superb knock in series decider!

Coming in to bat at No. 3, Sanju Samson scored 108 runs off 114 deliveries. During this innings, Samson slammed 6 fours and 3 sixes.

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8 years after his debut...

29-year-old Samson, first burst onto the international stage against Zimbabwe in 2015. On his debut, he scored 19 runs in the T20I.

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Disappeared soon after...

2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 - Sanju Samson was completely ignored by the selectors and didn't play a single game for the Men in Blue during this period.

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The return to the international fold

In 2020, the selectors again recalled Sanju Samson. He featured in as many as 6 T20Is for India this year.

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When ODIs came calling

July 23, 2021 - Sanju Samson got a chance to play his first ODI, against Sri Lanka. He scored a run-a-ball 46, playing under the captaincy of Shikhar

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Only 16 ODIs, 24 T20Is so far

Despite being considered a generational talent, Samson has only featured in 40 matches across formats for Team India, mostly as a B-team player

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