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Samson top-scored for Kerala last season in Ranji Trophy with 627 runs, and also had a wonderful run with Rajasthan Royals in IPL, scoring 441 runs.
Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson today said he has stopped thinking about national selection as it affects his game.
IPL Eliminator: Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane says needed someone to bat through the chase against Kolkata Knight Riders
Rahane revealed he had asked Samson during the second strategic timeout in the 14th over to play till the end while he would look to up the ante.
We were under pressure in Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals, says Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik
Praising their bowlers, Dinesh Karthik said Royals always think out of the box and gets the opposing captain thinking.
Gowtham struck an unbeaten 33 from just 11 balls under pressure, hitting two sixes and four fours to seal a three-wicket win for Royals in Jaipur.
It takes something special to outshine the likes of AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli. Despite the big names of Royal Challengers Bangalore, a 23-year-old from Rajasthan Royals stole the show.
Batting first, Rajasthan scored 217 for 4 courtesy Sanju Samson's unbeaten 92 off 45 balls which included 10 sixes and two boundaries.
Earlier, the Sunrisers produced a disciplined bowling display to restrict the Royals to a paltry 125 for 9.
One-down Samson looked like he would anchor the innings after Rahane was out early but he also got dismissed in the 14th over when he was just one run short of a half century.
Asif KM was a good football player during his school days and had won several laurels plying the trade in the district and state levels.
A day after Samson struck it rich in the player auction, four more Kerala cricketers made it to the cash-rich IPL, thus taking the total number to six.
Samson played for Delhi Daredevils in the previous two IPL seasons after Royals was suspended from the IPL.
Appointed skipper on the eve of the match, the Kerala youngster showed big match temperament as he took on the Sri Lankan Test attack with ease.
Dinesh Chandimal's team oiled hard against local spinners for close to three hours in the morning.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Samson was named skipper after Naman Ojha, who was the captain initially, dropped out due to injury.