One of the most quality Indian wicketkeeper batters, Sanju Samson, turned 28 today i.e. November 11, 2022.
Sanju is an inherently competitive and elegant batter who is praised for his quality batting methods and wicket-keeping abilities. He is known as an effective ball-timer who primarily plays between the cover and fine leg.
Samson leads Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sanju was also the Indian Under-19 team’s vice-captain for the 2014 U-19 World Cup. When he scored 212 for Kerala in the 2019-2020 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he became the first wicket-keeper batter to do so. It was the second-fastest double hundred in List A cricket, as well as the fastest and highest by a wicketkeeper.
The batter prefers to remain stationary at the crease and very seldom moves down the track to take shots. He is also known for playing aerial shots with proper balance. This method provided him well as he made his debut for India in T20I against Zimbabwe in 2015. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2021. He scored 294 runs in ODIs and 296 runs in the game’s shortest format, so far.
Sanju Samson is widely regarded for his fluent batting and is extremely popular among the youth. The Indian wicketkeeper with an excessive fan following in the southern part of the country has done well on the commercial pitch as well, which has shaped his brand value. Let’s look at Sanju Samson’s endorsements, net worth, and charitable contributions:
Sanju Samson’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 67 crore. His whooping net worth can be attributed to his salaries from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), his IPL contract and other domestic commitments.
The Indian wicketkeeper also owns an impressive fleet of cars, including the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Range Rover Sports and Mercedes Benz C-Class.
Over the years, Samson has joined forces with multiple brands. In recent times, he is serving as the brand ambassador of Howzat, Kookaburra Sport Pty Limited and Haeal. He also inked partnerships with Gillette, Bharat Pe and MyFab11.
During the Kerala floods in 2018, Sanju Samson donated INR 15 Lakh towards Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund and also urged everyone to come forward in support of those affected by the disaster.