Sanju Samson Biography, Career, Age, Captaincy, IPL Records- Full Details

Sanju Samson Biography: Sanju Samson is an Indian Cricketer who plays in the Indian Cricket Team, IPL and also Ranji Trophy. His family was a cricket enthusiast; his father was a former club cricketer, and his brother, Saly Samson, was also a cricketer. He grew interested in cricket at a very young age as his family had a craze for cricket. In this article, we will discuss Sanju Samson, how he grew in this field, his records, his performance, and all his achievements.

Sanju Samson Biography
Sanju Samson Biography

Sanju Samson Biography

NameSanju Samson
Born 11 November, 1994
Sanju Samson Home townVizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuran, Kerala
Sanju Samson Age28 Years
Sanju Samson WifeCharulatha
Sanju Samson Jersey Number9
Sanju Samson ReligionMalayali Christian
Sanju Samson BrotherSaly Samson
Sanju Samson Current IPL TeamRajasthan Royal
Sanju Samson Ranji TeamKerala
Sanju Samson Field positionWicket-Keeper
Teams1. Kerala Cricket Association
2. Kolkata Knight Riders
3. Rajasthan Royals
4. Delhi Daredevils
5. Kerala
Sanju Samson Achievements1. Best player of the IPL 2013 season
2. Fastest Double hundred in List-A cricket
3. First player to score hundred runs in IPL debut match as a captain
4. Highest wickets by a wicket-keeper in a List-A tounament
5. Youngest batsman to score 2000 runs in IPL
6. Highest score in List-A cricket
7. Fastest double century in List-A cricket
8. Youngest crickete to become captain in Ranji Trophy
Sanju Samson FamilyFather: Samson Vishwanath
Mother: Lijy Viswanath
Brother: Saly Samson
Wife: Charulatha

Sanju Samson Cricket Career

Sanju Samson was born on November 11, 1994. He did his studies at St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School in Trivandrum, but at the same time, he also started playing cricket at a very young age. He was also the youngest cricketer to get selected in the Ranji Trophy at 14. Check out all the essential details about Sanju Samson given below.

Sanju Samson in Ranji Trophy

Sanju Samson is among the list of youngest players who were selected in Ranji Trophy. His age was just 15 when his name was listed in the Kerala cricket team for Ranji Trophy. But he made his debut on Ranji Trophy in the 2011-12 season when his age was 17 and his first match was against Vidarbha.

In the first match itself of the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy Sanju scored 211 runs against Assam and it was also his first double-century in Ranji Trophy. And in the entire season his total runs were 530 with an average of 58.88. His second double-century in Ranji Trophy was in the 2014-15 season

He is currently the captain of Kerala Ranji Team in the 89th edition of Ranji Trophy in 2024.

Sanju Samson Ranji Trophy Career

Sanju Samson Biography
Sanju Samson Biography (Credit: ForumKeralam)

Sanju Samson in IPL

Sanju Samson played his debut IPL match in 2013 for Rajasthan Royals. Before that in 2012 he was bought up by Kolkata Knight Riders but unfortunately he could play and was released. His first match in IPL against Kings XI Punjab on 14 April 2013. In the second match he scored 56 runs, becoming the youngest player to score half-century in IPL.

In 2016 he was signed by Delhi Capitals, as Rajasthan Royals was banned from IPL due to some un avoidable circumstances for 2 years. He scored his first IPL century in 2017 against Rising Pune Supergaints.

In 2018 he was again taken back to Rajasthan Royals and during that season itself he scored his 2nd IPL century against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He became the captain of Rajasthan Royals in 2021 and also scored a century in the first match itself.

In 2024 also he will be playing for Rajasthan Royals in 2024 IPL

Sanju Samson Biography
Sanju Samson Biography (Credit: India Today)

Sanju Samson IPL Career

Kolkata Knight Riders2012
Rajasthan Royals2013- Present
Delhi Capitals2016-2018

Sanju Samson Captaincy Record

TournamentTeam NameYear
State U-13Kerala2007
State U-16Kerala
State U-19Kerala
Ranji TrophyKerala2015
Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyKerala2020
India vs New ZealandIndia A2022
Indian Premier LeagueRajasthan Royal2021

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Is Sanju Samson a bowler?

No, Sanju Samson is not a bowler. He is a wicket-keeper batsman

How old is Sanju Samson?

Sanju Samson’s current age is 29

When was Sanju Samson married?

Sanju Samson was married in 2018. The name of his wife is Charulatha

Is Sanju Samson playing Ranji Trophy 2024?

Yes, Sanju Samson is playing the Ranji Trophy 2024. He is currently the captain of Kerala Ranji Team

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