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IPL 2020: Virat Kohli’s advice changed my perspective on the sport, says Rajasthan Royals star Sanju Samson

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Sanju Samson (proper) with Virat Kohli in a file photograph.

Rajasthan Royals went into the season missing large Indian names amongst its batting prowess, severely denting their title ambitions. However, a rejuvenated Sanju Samson’s introduction in the Indian Premier League 2020 has turned them right into a formidable aspect which didn’t simply blow aside a longtime aspect like MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings but in addition chase down IPL’s highest goal of 224 in opposition to an in-form Kings XI Punjab. On each the events, the 25-year-old right-handed batsman took centre stage together with his 80-odd runs innings.

While his new-found consistency and power-hitting talents have been praised by all and Sanju revealed how the five-month hole resulting from COVID-19 lockdown helped him work on that side of the sport, the skipper additionally revealed on Tuesday that he has considerably labored on his health throughout the timeframe after a chunk of clever advice by none apart from Indian group skipper Virat Kohli.

“When I was in the Indian team, I was training at the gym with Virat Bhai. So I just asked him about his training routine and why does he put so much effort into fitness and all, and I kept on asking a lot of questions. Then he told me that Sanju how many years are you going to play, I said bhaiya me 25 ka hu, I think I can play till 35 years,” Sanju recalled throughout RR’s pre-match digital press convention from Dubai.

He additional stated: “Then he suggested that once those 10 years are up, tu kuch bhi kha skta hai. You can do whatever you want but after these 10 years you won’t be able to play cricket so why don’t you give cricket your all in these 10 years, I think that really changed my perspective and dedication towards cricket. I already used to give it my all but hearing this I felt I could give more.”

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