MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Kerala-born player Sanju Samson finally got his opportunity when he was included in the playing XI in the 4th T20I against New Zealand.
India registered a historic 5-0 whitewash over New Zealand in the just-concluded Twenty20 International (T20I) series.
There were many outstanding performances in the series, but Sanju Samson’s six-stopping effort blew everyone’s mind.
During the final T20I against New Zealand, the Kerala cricketer was treated to a mass jaw-drop. To stop a potential boundary, the 25-year old ripped up every physics textbook with one display of athleticism.
The Kerala lad pulled off a sensational fielding effort to save a certain six in the fifth T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
It all happened in the eighth over of New Zealand’s run-chase when Ross Taylor pulled the last ball off Shardul Thakur for what seemed like a certain six.
But channelling his inner Superman, Samson took a whirlwind jump and retrieved the ball mid-air to save four runs for his side.
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to share a picture of Team India player Sanju Samson
I don’t think I need to explain this pic to anyone in India or New Zealand. It’s my screensaver for this week. No better Monday morning inspiration… pic.twitter.com/YHyFKq6lmN— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 3, 2020