Sanju Samson Wiki Biography: Sanju Viswanath Samson commonly known as Sanju Samson is an Indian Cricketer. He was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Sanju is one of the best young cricketers. He plays for the Kerala team in Indian Domestic Cricket. He has also represented Under-19 Indian Team and was the vice-captain of the team. Sanju has also Scored the fastest double century in List A cricket in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Kerala and Goa.
Sanju Samson is one of the best young players in the IPL. In IPL 2012 season he was the part of Kolkata Knight Riders Squad but he didn’t play any match that season. Then in 2013 he was bought by Rajasthan Royals and impressed everyone with hit Batting skills. Then in the 2016 IPL season, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils and played with them till 2017. Sanju was again signed by Rajasthan Royals for the 2018 IPL season. He is currently the part of the Rajasthan Royals Squad.
|Full Name||Sanju Viswanath Samson|
|Nick Name||Sanju Samson|
|Date Of Birth||November 11, 1994|
|Birth Place||Trivandrum, Kerala, India|
|Batting||Right Hand Batsman|
|Bowling||Right Hand Bowler|
Sanju Samson plays in Indian Domestic Cricket for his State team Kerala. He made his first-class debut for Kerala on 3rd November 2011. In the Ranji Trophy 2015-16, he was also appointed as the captain of the Kerala Ranji team. He was the youngest captain in the Ranji Trophy. In Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Sanju was the leading run-scorer of the season. He scored 627 runs in 7 Matches. In 2014, Sanju was selected in the Squad for England in India’s National Team. However, he was not given any chance and didn’t play any match on the tour.
Then in the year 2015, Sanju got his first break and made his debut against Zimbabwe. In October 2019, Sanju made the fastest double century in a Vijay Hazare match against Goa. He made 212 of 129 balls. Sanju was also selected in the National Team for a series against Bangladesh in October 2019.
Then in November 2019 he was again called to the national side and played a match against West Indies in his home town Trivandrum. He got a huge ovation that day from the spectators. He was also given chance against Sri Lanka in the 3rd T20 in 2020. Sanju was also selected for series against New Zealand as an opener in 2020 but didn’t make a good impact in that match
Sanju Samson was first signed by Kolkata Knight Riders team in 2012 but wasn’t given any chance in playing 11 that season. Then in the 2013 IPL season, Sanju was bought by the Rajasthan Royals team. He made his IPL debut on 13th April 2013. Then in the second match, Sanju made his maiden half-century in IPL.
He scored 63 of 41 balls and became the youngest player to score a half-century in IPL. That season in 2013 he won the Best Young Player Award. Rajasthan Royals retained Sanju for the 2014 IPL season and played few crucial innings for his team.
Then in IPL 2015, Sanju didn’t score many runs. He could only manage a one 50+ score that season. Sanju was bought by Delhi Daredevils for the 2016 IPL season for 4.2 Crores. Sanju was retained by Delhi Daredevils for the 2017 IPL season and scored a maiden IPL Century that season against Rising Pune Supergiants.
Then in 2018, he was again bought by Rajasthan Royals and played some crucial knocks. He was retained by Rajasthan Royals for the 2019 IPL season and then he scored his second IPL century against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is also the youngest batsman to score 2000 runs in IPL. He achieved this feat in 2019.
Sanju Samson Age, Height, Weight
Sanju Samson’s age is 26 years. Sanju’s height is 5 feet 7 inches and weight 62 kg. His eye and hair colour is Black.
|Height||In feet- 5 feet 7 inch|
In centimetre- 170.18
In meters- 1.7018
|Weight||In kilogram- 62 kg|
In Pound- 136.68 lbs
|Age in 2020||26 Years|
|Shoe Size||9 UK|
Sanju Samson’s Family
Sanju Samson was born on November 11, 1994. He was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. His father’s name is Samson Viswanath. His father was a Police Officer. His mother’s name is Malayalis Lily. He has a sister named Saly Samson.
Sanju Samson is Married. He is married to Charulatha Samson. She was his college mate and his girlfriend. The couple got married on 22nd December 2018.
• Sanju Samson’s favourite Batsman are Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and AB de Villiers. He also likes Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid.
• His favourite bowler is Zaheer Khan.
• His favourite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
• Sanju’s favourite food is Tapioca and Fish Curry.
Sanju Samson Salary and Net Worth
|Net Worth||Approx $5 Million|
|Earnings in 2020||Not Known|
|Annual Salary||Not Known|
|Does Sanju Samson, Consume Alcohol?||No|
|Does Sanju Samson, Smoke Cigarettes?||No|
|Can Sanju Samson Swim?||Yes|
|Is Sanju Samson, Yoga Practitioner?||No|
|Is Sanju Samson, a Jogger?||Yes|
|Sanju Samson’s Hobbies||Travelling and Reading|
|Food||Tapioca and Fish Curry|