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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 20:37 IST

'I don't like to complain like the people who...': Sanju Samson aims salvo after India maiden ton

Sanju Samson scored a brilliant maiden ODI hundred as Team India defeated South Africa in Paarl by 78 runs to clinch the ODI series 2-1.

Anirban Sarkar
Sanju Samson celebrates maiden international century
Sanju Samson celebrates maiden international century | Image:AP
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Sanju Samson finally lived up to his expectations as he ended his long century drought in ODIs. Riding on his maiden ODI century Team India clinched the ODI series 3-1 against South Africa. The Men in Blue cruised to a 78 run victory in the decider.

3 things you need to know

  • India defeated South Africa by 78 runs
  • The Men in Blue clinched the series 2-1
  • Sanju Samson hit his maiden ODI century in Paarl

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Sanju Samson finds his touch against South Africa

Sanju often found himself in the midst of criticism for not taking up his chances. Despite being around in the cricketing circuit for a while he has only been involved in 16 matches so far. However, following his ODI ton things could now take a nee turn as the player would be hoping to get more chances to prove his worth.

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With the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held next year, Sanju hasn't been really in the thick of things in the shortest format and his priority would be to find a place on that T20 World Cup bound flight.

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Sanju Samson reflects on his maiden ODI ton

He refused to focus on other things and would not complain about the things he missed out.

In a video posted by BCCI he said, “Being an Indian cricketer, and with all the media pressure and what goes on and off the field, it is very challenging to keep your mind in the present, being real. I like to focus on what's in my control. People might have different choices but it's all about what you want to improve. Whatever setbacks I had, my failures, and whatever selections I missed out on… I don't like to complain like the people who have done for me.

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"I always look within myself and ask, what else can I improve? Are you not patient enough? Are you not playing on the merit? I worked really hard with the Kerala team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. It's all about taking control of the controllable, and how much you can capitalize on

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 20:36 IST

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