Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India great Sunil Gavaskar lost his cool following the dismissal of Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Sanju Samson during the Qualifier 2 tie of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday.

The aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman was dismissed for just 10 runs in Rajasthan’s chase of 176. The little Master lashed out at Samson for attempting a ‘glamourous’ shot that cost him his wicket.

“What’s the use of scoring 500 runs if you can’t win your team the match or title? Everyone got out while playing glamorous shots. Why has Samson not had a steady India career? It’s because his shot selection has let him down,” said Gavaskar during an interaction.

Moreover, the legendary batsman urged Samson to show composure in the opportunities he gets during the T20 World Cup, which begins in USA and West Indies from June 1.

“If Samson’s shot selection had been good, his India career too would have been long. I hope that the opportunity he has got in the T20 World Cup, he grabs it with both hands and cements his place,” said the former India captain.

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