IPL 2018: Vinod Kambli Criticizes Commentators For Lauding Sanju Samson, Faces Backlash On Twitter

IPL 2018: Sanju Samson has been in tremendous form this season, scoring up the order for Rajasthan Royals despite ordinary performances from openers

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli criticised commentators for making too much of Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) in-form player Sanju Samson. According to Kambli, Samson cannot be compared to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and doubts if he had any special talent. Ahead of the Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) fixture, Samson is leading the Orange Cap race with 239 runs from 6 games at an average of 47.80, including two half-centuries and a high score of 92 not out.

However, that does not seem to qualify him as a special talent in Kambli’s books. The 46-year-old faced flak after he posted a tweet during RR’s match against Mumbai Indians (MI) on April 22.

It was just a matter of time before he got criticised for his post.

Criticising is different but Kambli took it to a whole new level by challenging the youngster to perform better and retain the orange cap until the end of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.

Kambli went on to clarify his stand and also shared the overall statistics of the 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman.

He replied to a follower when asked who is the most consistent performing wicketkeeper-batsman in India.

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He went on to criticise foreign commentators as well and asked them to do their homework about performances of local players in the domestic circuit rather than referring to the previous editions of the league.

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Samson has had a decent career in IPL so far. The youngster has scored 1,665 runs at an average of 27.29, including one century and nine half-centuries.