Being an irregular to India is difficult, but I choose to be optimistic says Samson Sanju

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Sanju Samson, an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, says it has been “difficult” for him to sit out his entire international career, but he chooses to think positively.

The Kerala cricketer rose to fame as a teenager before making his international debut in a T20I match against Zimbabwe here in 2015. Since then, he has played in just seven ODIs and 16 T20Is.

During the team’s recent trip of Zimbabwe, the West Indies, and Ireland, Samson finally received opportunities in the second string side. When the Asia Cup starts in the UAE, Rishabh Pant, a frequent keeper-batter, will replace him.

Samson told the official broadcasters of the India-Zimbabwe one-day international series, “I am a believer that whatever you go through in your career, you have to take it in a positive attitude.”

When you know that all of your pals are participating in a game but you aren’t, Samson said, “It’s incredibly difficult, and it definitely gets into your head.”

Samson claimed he’s fortunate to have a “strong fan following” despite playing so little.

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