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Gautam Gambhir slams comparison of Sanju Samson with MS Dhoni; fans angered

Monday, September 28, 2020 • Tamil Sport News Comments

In what was the most successful run chase in the history of IPL, the Rajasthan Royals chased down a target of 224 set by the Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium last night. Sanju Samson, who played a key role in the win, was showered with praises for his remarkable consistency. Apart from his stunning 85 off 42 knock in yesterday's match, Samson also scored 74 runs in his team's tournament opener against CSK on September 22.

Soon after the match, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to commed the young player for his batting prowess and recalled how he had once told Samson that he would be the next MS Dhoni. "What an absolutely incredible win for @rajasthanroyals ! I've known @iamSanjuSamson for a decade & told him when he was 14 that he would one day be the next MS Dhoni. Well, that day is here. After his two amazing innings in this IPL you know a world class player has arrived," Shashi Tharoor had written. However, the remark did not go down well with former batsman and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir. Quoting Tharoor's tweet, Gambhir mentioned, "Sanju Samson doesn't need to be next anyone. He will be 'the' Sanju Samson of Indian Cricket." Cricketer Sreesanth also seemed to agree with Gambhir as he had replied to Tharoor, "He is not next Dhoni, he is @IamSanjuSamson the one and only.he should have been playing from 2015 regularly in all formats.pls don’t compare him,if he had given right opportunities then ,he would have been playing like this for india and would have won world cups (sic)."

Several fans of Dhoni have taken offense at Gambhir's comment and have criticized him for the same, claiming that Sanju Samson himself considers Dhoni his hero and has always dreamed of playing under his captaincy.

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