India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has picked Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson as his favorite captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chahal was roped in by Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the IPL 2022 mega auction after an eight-year stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In his first season with the new franchise, he won the IPL Purple Cap after taking 27 wickets under Samson’s leadership.
“I think, all three captains whom I have played under, I have gotten that liberty that a bowler requires, whether it’s Mahi bhai, Virat Kohli, or Rohit Sharma. So yeah, that’s the one thing I have gotten,” Chahal told Humans of Bombay, RR’s official storytelling partner.
“In IPL, Sanju Samson is definitely my favourite. I feel like he is literally very similar to Mahi bhai as like him, he is very calm and chill. The 10 per cent or whatever growth I have had as a bowler in the last year, it is all because of Sanju. He told me, ‘you have four overs, bowl whatever you want to, you are free from my side’,” he added.