Sanju Samson reveals his parents bold decision for the sake of his career￼
Sanju Samson revealed that he was interested in cricket as a child and even gave the trials in Delhi while he further added that his family moved to Kerala within the month and he made his domestic debut for the state in 2011 as a teenager.
Sanju Samson spent his initial year as a kid in the national capitalist as his father was working with the Delhi Police. While in an interview, Sanju revealed that he was interested in cricket as a child and even gave the trials in Delhi, but couldn’t break through the age group ranks due to hard competition.
He further added that his family moved to Kerala within the month and thereafter he pursued a game and made his domestic debut for the state in 2011 as a teenager.
“I had started playing cricket from the age of 5 or 6, my dad tells me. I and my brother used to play. My father was on the police football team. He used to go for duty at night but in the mornings he would go for practice.
“My father tells me that he had taken me to Feroz Shah Kotla stadium when I was 6-7 years old as he was on duty there. He said that I had my first practice with a leather ball out there. The competition is very high in Delhi and we gave the trials a couple of times but couldn’t make it. My father used to say that ‘we’ll play for Kerala, after all, we are from there.
“We left suddenly. Within a month time, we left our schools and reached Kerala. My mother told my father that we should at least pass the 10th standard because there could be admission issues with admission. But my father insisted that we leave. Our parents took a bold decision to leave Delhi,”Samson told Gaurav Kapur on his show Breakfast with Champions.
Samson also highlighted the fact that his father took retirement from Delhi Police to join the family in Kerala where he worked hard to ensure Sanju could play cricket and devoted his entire energy to making him the cricketer.
“It was difficult for us to get admission in schools but we finally got admitted to St Joseph. I didn’t play any cricket there for some time and thereafter my father took voluntary retirement from Delhi Police to join us in Kerala and there he started taking me for practice and matches.
“It was a difficult phase for the family but my parents never made us realize that they were struggling for us,”an emotional Samson said.
Samson had featured for India in T20I and ODIs but hasn’t been able to establish himself on the national side. He has done very well in the IPL tournament and currently leading the Rajasthan Royals which is trying to qualify for the play-offs.