Sanju Samson was included in ODI squad © Getty Images
Sanju Samson was included in ODI squad © Getty Images

 

Aug 8, 2014

 

Tinu Yohannan, a medium pacer who became Kerala’s first Test cricketer in 2001, said that he had expected Sanju Samson to find a place in the India squad. Yohannan felt that Samson was a huge talent when he saw him make a half-century in a Ranji Trophy match.

 

” I had heard about this prodigy who had come from Delhi. But when I saw him bat with perfect timing and clearing the boundary effortlessly, I knew that he was no ordinary batsman.”, Yohannan was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

 

Yohannan also recalled Samson’s selection in the Kerala Ranji squad. “He was just 16 then, but he was included in the Kerala Ranji squad after that double hundred he scored in the Vijay Merchant Trophy.”, he said.