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IPL 2014: Sanju Samson credits Rahul Dravid’s mentoring in progress

Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Sanju Samson talks about his meteoric rise in which has seen him rise to one of the premier young batsmen of India. He talks about tainted Indian bowler S Sreesanth’s influence in introducing to the Rajasthan camp and Rahul Dravid’s mentoring skills which has taken him to where he is.

Samson said he did not want to put too much pressure on himself by aiming for an India berth.

“I don’t like to set long term goals. Now my goal is to prepara well for the IPL season. Looking at the future does not help. I like to stay in the present.

“I like to be called Sanju Samson. Viswanadh is my middle name,” added the player who is doing BA in English in Thiruvananthapuram and is fond of playing football.

“I realise the education is also important. I started to enjoy my studies now…finished first semester exams one month ago,” Samson added.,in a PTI report.

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