In the 13th season of IPL, in-form Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson said on Tuesday that no one can play like former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and no one should try it. With Samson's blistering innings, Rajasthan registered thrilling wins against Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. After a brilliant inning against Punjab, Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor called Samson the next Dhoni.
Samson said - Dhoni is a legend
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. — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 27, 2020
However, Samson rejected the comparison saying, "I can say with certainty that no one can play like Dhoni, nor should anyone try to play like him." Playing like MS Dhoni is not easy at all, I never think of playing like MS Dhoni. He is a veteran of Indian cricket and this game. "
Gambhir said Samson should become Samson and not Dhoni
Samson said, "I just focus on my game, how can I give the best in it." Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir also agreed with this Kerala batsman. Gambhir said that this 25-year-old player should be the next Dhoni. The place should focus on becoming Sanju Samson of Indian cricket.