Sehwag opines that KL Rahul is a better player than Samson


Former India cricketer, Virender Sehwag compared KL Rahul and Sanju Samson during a recent chat show of the IPL.

The 16th edition of the IPL is going in full swing and we are getting some high-voltage contests as well.

In their previous games, both skippers played well and led from the front but while RR secured a win, LSG lost to Punjab Kings.

Therefore, Sehwag has already warned the Royals that KL Rahul is looking quite in good form after his 74-run knock against PBKS.

Says Sehwag,

KL Rahul is back in form. He scored runs in the previous match. Yes, his strike rate may not have met people’s expectations, but his form is a great sign. Rajasthan doesn’t have any other fast bowler apart from Trent Boult who has express pace or is very dangerous. They do have dangerous spinners, but if KL Rahul bats for long, he will surely take them apart.

Meanwhile, he has also commented that KL Rahul is a better fit for the Indian squad as compared to Samson because he is already an established player.

If you talk about establishing yourself in the Indian team, I believe KL Rahul is far better than Sanju Samson. He has played Test matches and scored hundreds in many countries. He has performed well in ODIs, both as an opener and in the middle order, and has also scored runs in T20 cricket.

A comparison of stats of KL Rahul and Sanju Samson in IPL

Furthermore, when we take a look at both these players’ performances in the IPL, then Sanju Samson shines more than KL Rahul.

In just five games in the ongoing IPL season, Rahul has scored 155 runs at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 113 while Samson has amassed 157 runs with an average of 31.40 and also has two half-centuries to his name.

Additionally, in the last game against Gujarat Titans, Sanju led from the front and scored 60 from 32 balls and had a strike rate of 187.50.

Meanwhile, in the Indian team, Samson has played 11 ODIs and scored 330 runs with an average of 66 while he has played 17 T20Is, where he has scored 301 runs with an average of 20.06.

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