Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has been included in the Indian team for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa.

Former South Africa great AB de Villiers is excited over Rajasthan Royals captain Samson’s inclusion in the Indian team.

“It’s great to see Samson in the Indian team. He will enjoy the South African wickets. He stands tall when he bats. There is a bit of bounce and movement and all the batters will be tested,” said De Villiers on his official YouTube channel.

“But someone like Sanju, I think, will do well. And he also gives you an option with the gloves,” the legendry cricketer added.

Samson’s selection for the Indian team has been highly inconsistent since his ODI debut in 2021. The right-handed aggressive batsman has so far garnered 390 runs at an average of 55.71 and strike-rate of 104 including three half-centuries.

Samson will be hoping to capitalise on this chance by performing well in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa and prove his critics wrong.