Congress MP Shashi Tharoor made a tweet praising Kerala batsman Sanju Samson for his wonderful match-winning knock against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.
After scoring 74 in his first game of the campaign against Chennai Super Kings, Sanju Samson played a scintillating knock that cruised Rajasthan Royals (RR) to victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Samson’s 42-ball 85 amplified Rajasthan’s run-chase against a stiff 224-run target. The Kerala batsman surprised everyone with his stunning batting performance and Twitterati couldn’t hold back its praises.
Shashi Tharoor too took to Twitter to praise the batsman and called him the next MS Dhoni. He wrote,
“What an absolutely incredible win for @rajasthanroyals! I’ve known @iamSanjuSamson for a decade & told him when he was 14 that he would one day be the next MS Dhoni. Well, that day is here. After his two amazing innings in this IPL you know a world class player has arrived.”
However, Gautam Gambhir didn’t quite like Tharoor drawing parallels between Sanju Samson and former India captain MS Dhoni. He responded by saying,
“Sanju Samson doesn’t need to be next anyone. He will be ‘the’ Sanju Samson of Indian Cricket.”