Sanju Samson has a challenging yet exciting job as the Rajasthan Royals captain in IPL 2023. While he has star players like Jos Buttler, Joe Root, and Ravichandran Ashwin to rely on for leadership experience, he also needs to establish himself as a leader for these accomplished cricketers. According to Root, Samson has already achieved this feat.
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Root, who will make his IPL debut in 2023, praised the RR captain’s abilities, stating, “I’ve always enjoyed watching Sanju (Samson) play. I think he’s a hell of a talent and seems to keep growing every year as a player and as a leader.” Samson led RR to the finals in the previous season, and with a strong team, they are well poised to break their trophy drought.
“Rajasthan Royals are a formidable team with a great chance of ending their long trophy drought this year, thanks to the leadership of Sanju Samson,” said an excited Joe Root, who will be making his debut in the upcoming IPL 2023 season. Samson, who led the team to the finals in the previous edition, has created a position for himself as a leader, according to Root.
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In addition to their strong on-field performance, Root also praised the team’s off-field environment, saying, “It’s a real family environment.” The warm welcome he received from the team has made him feel excited about joining them in the upcoming season. “They said they were delighted to get me in the auction, and I’m really looking forward to catching up further down the line,” added Root.
“It’s been just a couple of days, but I already feel like a part of this wonderful environment. It’s an incredible feeling to play cricket here, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me. The support staff and team have been taking great care of me, and that will undoubtedly help me perform better on the field,” expressed the former Test Cricket captain of England, Joe Root.
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Excitement fills Root as he looks forward to the upcoming season. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this unique experience, one that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Although I have played a lot of international cricket, this is a new challenge for me, and I’m ready to embrace it.”
“The Rajasthan Royals’ return to Jaipur and their connection with the fans and city make this year particularly special. I’ve heard a lot about it, and I can’t wait to experience it myself. It’s going to be an incredible atmosphere, and I’m excited to be a part of it,” shared the right-handed batsman.
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