Man who helped Sanju 2.0 bludgeon CSK’s bowlers shares story- The New Indian Express

Express News Service

KOCHI: All the world saw was Sanju Samson smashing experienced bowlers like Ravindra Jadeja and Piyush Chawla out of the park during the Rajasthan Royals’ 16-run upset win over Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday.

But, only a few (if any) know about the long hours Sanju and his mentor Raiphi Gomez spent at the makeshift net facility built on the terrace of Raiphi’s residence in Thiruvananthapuram during the lockdown to help pave the way for this. 

After his whirlwind 32-ball 74 that included nine sixes, Sanju had an impressive outing behind the stumps with two lightning-quick stumpings and two catches – one of which was plucked out of thin air – and picked up the Man of the match award. 

Once the dust settled, he took to social media to post a thank you message while singling out Raiphi who has been working closely with him for

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