Sanju Samson: Delighted to be picked by Delhi

The former Kerala captain, who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 4.2 crore, expressed happiness at the outcome of the IPL auction

Sanju Samson... looking forward to his stint with Delhi Daredevils.   -  R. V. Moorthy

Sanju V. Samson, who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 4.2 crore, expressed happiness at the outcome of the IPL auction. Sanju, whose base price was Rs. 2 crore, was bagged by the Delhi side after warding off an aggressive bid from Gujarat Lions.

Speaking to the media soon after the news broke out, a visibly happy Sanju said he was delighted to be picked by the Delhi team. But the former Kerala captain said it will be with a mixed feeling that he will be taking up the new assignment as he felt sad that Rajasthan Royals, with whom he made a mark in the IPL, was no longer in the tournament.

However, the 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman said he was keenly looking forward to his new stint with Delhi Daredevils. “I am very happy that teams have shown interest in me. I am looking forward to the new challenge and I will be training hard to be in good shape before the tournament begins,” said Sanju, who stepped down as Kerala captain following a slump in form in the Ranji Trophy this season.

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