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‘Learnt a lot from Rahul Sir’

Mumbai: Describing his stint in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals as an invaluable learning curve, Kerala’s wicket-keeper-batsman Sanju Samson expressed his wish to improve his game and become a good finisher learning the nuances of the game from a legend like Rahul Dravid.

“These two months one spends in IPL are a very big time of the year. I utilised it very well last year and this time also I would like to learn many new things,” said Samson, who is representing Kerala in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.

“We can learn many things from legends like Rahul Sir, Shane Watson, Brad Hodge. We cannot be sure about the runs I score or the results but it will make me a better cricketer.

“Last year was a really good season for me. I would like to improve as a cricketer and would like to finish much more games than I did last year,” said Samson, who was vice-captain of the national under-19 squad in the U-19 World Cup earlier this year.

Samson said the shortest form of the game has enabled him to play as per the situation. “Every wicket will not give 180 to 200 as totals. T20 has helped me a lot to react according to situation and helped me in my career.”