For all budding cricketers, to play in your nation alongside the heroes that you simply idolise is the final word dream, and it was no totally different for Sanju Samson. However for the Rajasthan Royals star, there was a extra literal “dream come true” second, courtesy none apart from former India captain MS Dhoni. Talking on an Instagram stay chat with Chennai Tremendous Kings, Sanju Samson recalled an incident from the early days of his profession, which spoke volumes of how a lot he respects the World Cup-winning stumper.
Requested about his interactions with Dhoni, the 25-year-old mentioned he had first shared the dressing room with him when he was simply 19 years outdated, throughout a tour of England.
“After that, I did not play for India for 5 years,” Samson mentioned.
“For these 5 years, I used to be dreaming of enjoying for India, I used to be actually dreaming,” he mentioned, earlier than retelling his anecdote.
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“I had a dream that Mahi bhai is the captain of the staff and he’s altering fields,” Samson mentioned.
“I used to be standing in slip and he mentioned ‘Sanju, wahan jaa (go there),’ and I ran to the place,” he mentioned.
“After a couple of days, we obtained the information that he has stepped down from captaincy. So, I used to be considering how will that dream come true? I do not suppose that’s going to occur,” Samson continued.
“After a couple of weeks, we performed a match in Mumbai, with India A towards England, for which they requested him to captain,” Samson mentioned.
“And I used to be standing within the slips and he mentioned ‘Sanju, udhar jaa’, and I ran to place, so lastly that dream occurred,” he mentioned.
He conceded that he had been too nervous to inform the previous skipper about his dream, however he mentioned he hopes that when he does inform him, it can deliver a smile on Dhoni’s face.