Sanju Samson makes a shocking revelation about his new "Finishing" role in Indian team

Sanju Samson opens up about his new "Finishing" role in Indian team

India has shown some great form in the recent series at home, both in T20Is and ODIs. This is because India has got a backup of some really good talent. One such talented player is Sanju Samson. The wicket-keeper batsman has shown some really good form in the ongoing three-match series against South Africa.

He has remained not out in both innings, scoring 116 runs in two games. But one thing to notice in both innings that Samson played at totally different position as he used to play.

He has started to play in the team, coming down the order, and has done a decent job so far. In the first game, he was the lone saviour of the team, who stood between the win and losing. Samson scored an unbeaten 63-ball 86 and scored 21 runs off the last over, when India needed 30.

It looked that he is enjoying his new role as a finisher in the team. However, the 27-year-old revealed the reason why he is playing down the order. In an interaction on Star Sports, ahead of the third ODI in Delhi, Samson said that he has been trying to fill in different roles for quite some time now and is certainly enjoying it.

He added, "I have been given instructions to be ready to do this finishing role from last one year. Physically, I have been doing top-order batting but mentally I have been understanding the game better on how to react to situations better."

The 27-year-old also believes that there is still a lot left for him to learn and he is trying to adapt himself as a finisher. It indicates that India are trying to find a batter as a finisher in the ODI format and Samson is their first choice.

Speaking of the ongoing series, both teams have won one match each, with the series decider underway in Delhi. Whoever wins this game will win the series as well. On the other hand, it is an important match for the visitors because their ODI World Cup qualification is on the line.

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