After wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson helped RR register an IPL record chase against KXIP, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted, "I've known Samson for a decade and told him when he was 14 that he'd one day be the next MS Dhoni." Tharoor added, "Well...that day is here. After his two amazing innings this IPL...you know a world class player has arrived."
After Congress MP Shashi Tharoor revealed that he told Sanju Samson when he was 14 that he would be the next MS Dhoni, ex-India opener Gautam Gambhir tweeted, "Sanju Samson doesn’t need to be next anyone." Gambhir added, "He will be ‘the’ Sanju Samson of Indian cricket." Samson has scored 159 runs in two IPL 2020 innings.