MS Dhoni has a huge fan-following across the globe. This includes the cricketing greats and the upcoming sportsmen as well. Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson is also a fan of Dhoni. The youngster grabbed headlines for his terrific performance in the IPL 11 for his team. He scored 441 runs from 15 matches for Rajasthan Royals with an average of 137.81.
The wicket-keeper batsman met the former captain in Bengaluru after failing the yo-yo test for India A’s tour to England. He was replaced by Ishan Kishan for the Indian A tour. Sanju Samson like a typical fanboy shared his picture with Dhoni on social media. He captioned the snaps, “Wooowwww… I hope you all know how does it feels like to meet your Hero… #msd”
Sanju Samson and Risabh Pant had also impressed Rajasthan Royals’ mentor Shane Warne. “He’s the new rock star, Sanju Samson that’s for sure. He’s an outstanding player and he’s a quality international cricketer. India at the moment are blessed with some riches of talent, I think our man Sanju Samson is right up there with (Risabh) Pant. I think those two guys are probably the two best young Indian batsman I’ve seen in a long, long time,” Warne said.
Talking about Dhoni, the former captain will be seen in action as India will play their first T20 match against Ireland. The team will also play T20 and ODI series from England. After this, India will play five-match Test series, in which Dhoni will not be part of the team.