Full name: Sanju Vishwanath Samson
Born: November 11, 1994(age 26)
Place of birth: Pulluvila, Vizhinjam Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,
Net worth: $4 million (₹29.83 crores)
First Domestic appearance: Debut for the Kerala Ranji Trophy team on November 3, 2011
First International appearance: Debut against Zimbabwe at Harare, on July 19, 2015.
Current Squad: Rajasthan Royals
Haeal – Sanju Samson, an Indian cricketer, was named the brand ambassador for Haeal, a Kerala-based personal wellness brand, in November 2020. Read More.
Sareen Sports – Sanju Samson’s official bat sponsor is Sareen Sports Industries, an Indian sports equipment production firm specializing in cricket. In 2020, he switched back to Sareen sports from Kookaburra.
Club Mahindra – Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jemimah Rodrigues, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Karun Nair, along with their families, joined Club Mahindra’s Club Mahindra Family Premier League campaign in November 2020 to portray a group that represents their most desired holiday choice.
Bharat Pe – Sanju Samson, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Shubhman Gill were announced as brand ambassadors for payment and lending network, BharatPe in March 2020.
MyFab11 – MyFab11 is the most well-known Fantasy Sports platform in India. Sanju Samson is the brand ambassador of the fantasy platform.
Puma – Sanju Samson has been seen endorsing the German sports manufacturer brand, Puma.
Kookaburra – In April 2019, Indian cricketer Sanju Samson was roped in as the brand ambassador for the sports equipment manufacturer, Kookaburra. He then switched back to Sareen Sports. Read More.
Notable Records and Achievements
- At the age of 17, he became the youngest player to earn an IPL award in 2012.
- He was named Man-of-the-Match in 2013 (IPL, 68 runs off 46 balls).
- In 2013, he was named the Best Young Player of the Year (later known as an Emerging player of the year award).
- On March 31, 2019, he became the youngest batsman in IPL history to score 2000 runs in a match against Chennai Super Kings.
- Fastest double hundred in List-A.