Rajasthan Royals, the finalists of the IPL 2022 are doing pretty well in the IPL 2023 too as they are on the second spot in the points table with 4 wins in their 7 matches. Sanju Samson has been leading the team in a good manner and recently the Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who has been with RR since 2022 gave an interview in which he praised Sanju Samson and also compared him with the legendary former skipper of the Indian cricket team.
Yuzvendra Chahal was an integral part of Royal Challengers Bangalore from the year 2014 till 2021 but before the mega-auctions, the franchise chose to release him and he was bought by RR for a price of Rs. 6.5 crore. This deal proved to be a good one for RR as in the IPL 2022, Yuzi took 27 wickets in 16 matches and played a vital role in taking his team in the finals of the tournament which they lost to Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans.
Talking about the skippers under whom he has played, Yuzvendra Chahal states that all the three captains (MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma) under whom he has played have given him the freedom which a bowler needs.
Yuzi says that as far as the IPL is concerned, Sanju Samson is his favourite and he feels that Samson is quite similar to MS Dhoni as he is calm and chill person. Yuzi also gives credit to Sanju Samson for the 10% or whatever growth he has experienced as a bowler in the last year. Chahal adds that Sanju has told him he is free from his side, he has four overs and he can bowl whatever he wants to.
Soon Twitter reacted on the comparison that Yuzi made between Sanju Samson and MS Dhoni and here are some selected reactions:
Yuzvendra Chahal said, "Sanju Samson is like MS Dhoni. He's very calm and chill. The 10% growth which has happened in my bowling is due to Sanju". (To Humans Of Bombay). pic.twitter.com/qKSK7GJCa2
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 23, 2023
— Chenna Chowdary (@Chenna_Dhoni) April 23, 2023
Aur Indian Jersey pehente hi 90% ka downfall aa jata hain
— Bheem (@Turbodrive15) April 23, 2023
RCB management to kohli pic.twitter.com/mZAhzHFzM9
— nishanth raghunathan (@nishanth_nth) April 23, 2023
Having played 8 seasons under Kohli and then making a statement like this which ignores Kohli's role in his growth shows the level of disappointment from chahal for being ignored by RCB in favour of Hasaranga last yr auction.
— Chetan Bhat (@chetdb) April 23, 2023
Owned Kohli 😂
— 𝐕𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐊 ☣ (@NotOutVivek) April 23, 2023
World Cup 2027 Loading under Sanju’s Captaincy
Let the Buddhe Uncle’s retire once.
— Prem (@nawaabshahab) April 23, 2023
I don’t see any growth to be honest. I have only seen downfall in Chahal’s career. This year he may be taking wickets but the impact is not there the way he used to dominate. He was one spinner who used to bowl well even in Chinnaswami.
— राजा बाबू 👑 (@driveovercovers) April 24, 2023
double standards. He earlier said the same thing when he played under Virat.
— Adrish (@RatulBh00438864) April 23, 2023
Is Sanju Samson like MS Dhoni? What are your views in this regard?