Sanju Samson was very excited to get the Rajasthan Royals captaincy , once it was made known to him before public announcement . He said that he could not resist from sharing the same with his family . He later was delighted to get congratulatory texts from three IPL legends MS Dhoni , Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma.
Samson feels that captaincy is a service to the team and creating the right kind of atmosphere within the team to extract the best performances and to keep the team relaxed and calm .
He feels that wicketkeepers are in a best position to see and judge the game and so it’s an advantage for them to lead the team and keepers should not think that captaincy is an added burden on the keeping .
Samson was very impressed after his interactions with the Rajasthan Royals director of cricket, the Srilankan legend , Kumar Sangakkara . He feels that it’s a great experience to interact with Sanga who has so much knowledge of the game and knows how the new captain feels on getting the captaincy role .
Samson maintained that Rajasthan Royals inspite of finishing at last spot in 2020 edition , did play good cricket and has a lot of great match winners. He feels that the team needs to keep working hard , play good , consistent and fearless cricket and keep faith in themselves as a great bunch of cricketers . Samson expects the team to play bold cricket and express themselves
Samson said that he does not want to put any additional pressure in Chris Morris just because he is bought for a high amount . He said Morris is a very fun loving and happy go lucky person off the field but extremely competitive and eager to win once he is out in the middle.