India vs South Africa: Last 3-4 months were mentally challenging, says Sanju Samson | Cricket News – Times of India

India vs South Africa: Last 3-4 months were mentally challenging, says Sanju Samson | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: The last three to four months have been mentally taxing for India’s wicketkeeper-batsman. Sanju Samsonbut he persevered in improving himself and recovered to score his maiden ODI century.
Despite Samson’s impressive performance in 13 ODI innings with a strike rate of 104 at an average of 55.7, the selectors chose to go with such players. Ishan Kishan And Surya Kumar Yadav For the ODI World Cup in India.
“The last three, four months have been mentally challenging for me,” Sanju said after Thursday’s 78-run win.
“So to come through all that and come here and think about what I did today, I think I’m really happy and grateful.”

Not choosing Samson for Asian Games Further illustrates how low he is on the selectors’ priority list.
But on Thursday, he took matters into his own hands and scored his maiden ODI century to help India beat South Africa in the third match of the series. Parl.
“I’ve been blessed with my genes. My dad is also a sportsman, so no matter how hard you get hit, I think there’s always another way to bounce back and bounce back… think you’ve got your back.” How much work can be done on you and how you can come back stronger,” he added.

Samson, who was promoted to number three and scored 108 runs, worked alongside him. Tilak Verma (52) Helping India reach a competitive tomorrow.
“Honestly, I think I wasn’t looking at the scorecard. Until I partnered with Tilak, I just wanted to play and go with merit. I just played with the ball and the bat and Looked for boundaries and eventually scored options.
“So I was just focusing on the process and playing one ball at a time and then I think the scorecard kept ticking.
“When Tilak came in we both had a tough four or five overs where I think (Keshu) Maharaj was bowling at his best. I think both ends were a bit tight. That’s when we thought we needed to push on. “There are some risks at the moment.”
Asked how he stayed calm during the knock, Samson said, “I don’t really know. It just comes naturally to me.”
“It’s really important to make good decisions. When you’re calm and when you’re aware of your thoughts, your physical being and your mental being, that helps me make some really good decisions.”

The home side looked on course for victory against the Indian fast bowlers led by the left-armers. Arsdeep Singhbowled out South Africa for 218 runs in 45.5 overs.
“I think the powerplay, the way the South African openers batted, I thought they were taking the game away five overs earlier.
“But after our fast bowlers came in, and I think all the mates kept the ball well… the fast bowlers got David (Miller) in some good places to get those important wickets. Also scored and important wickets were important for us.”
(with PTI input)

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