I've learned to accept my failures in the past two years: Sanju Samson
NEW DELHI - Flattered countless times to cheat, but best wicketkeeper hitter Sanju Samson says he has learned to accept his failures in pursuit of the calm demeanor that the former captain of India Mahendra Singh Dhoni has.
The 25-year-old man from Kerala has always been commented on by people like Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir But it hasn't translated into international success with just four T20 internationals on her kitty in the past five years.
"I have learnt to understand and focus more on my strengths and (be more) accepting (of) the failures. I try to contribute to the team's cause and try to take the team over the line. I am learning to focus and control my emotions while batting like Ms dhoni Samson said during a podcast hosted by Rajasthan Royals .
He recently made a comeback in India's T20 side and it was a worthy experience for him.
"It was great to be a part of the Indian team again. To be a part of one of the best teams in the world, surrounded by players like Virat bhai and Rohit bhai, it was a fantastic experience," Samson said.
In one of the games in New Zealand, Samson was sent to bat in the Super Over, something that made him feel loved in the Indian setup.
"It was a great feeling to be trusted by the players such as Virat bhai and Rohit bhai to go out there and bat in the crucial moments. It's a great feeling when the team and the players consider you to be a match winner."
On a lighter note, Samson revealed that he refers to Steve Smith as chachu (uncle) after Brad Hodge Once she started calling him by that name.
"I share a very good relationship with 'Chachu' Steve Smith. He is one of the best brains in world cricket and we all enjoy a lot playing under him."
Asked what's the back story of the nickname, Samson said: "It started with Brad Hodge , he used to call Smith 'Chachu', then when Hodgy left, I started calling Smith 'Chachu'. In return Smith also started calling me 'Chachu'. We both really enjoy and continue calling each other that."
While Dhoni is his idol, he also loves to watch Jos Buttler in Royals and makes notes on how the star Englishman prepares for games.
"I observe Jos especially given he too is a wicketkeeper-batsman. He's always working on his skills and his game and never sits idle.
"He's either working on his keeping, batting in the nets or running around the park. I love to observe and know how he thinks and prepares as a keeper before a game."