Sanju Samson’s father worked as a constable at Delhi Police during the early days. The whole family resided in Delhi, where Samson and his brother played cricket at the school and club level as well. He recently revealed that his parents struggled to shape his career.
Due to huge competition, the two brothers were rejected in the trials. He further added that, after the rejection, their father decided to go back to Kerala and told them to play for the state. Although Samson’s brother could not continue and shift to a different field, he made it to the Kerala team.
‘My brother and I were rejected during trials in Delhi, and then my father decided to go back to Kerala,” Samson said on Breakfast with Champions show on YouTube.
Samson said that when he didn’t play club cricket for a couple of years, after shifting to Kerala, his father took voluntary retirement from Delhi Police and moved to Kerala with the family.
“When I didn’t play anything for years, he left his job in Delhi. He would take us to practice day and evening in a two-wheeler, and it was a challenging phase,” Samson said.
He recalled their parents would carry the kit bags to the bus in their younger days, and people would make fun of them for becoming the next Tendulkar.
“When we were playing in Delhi, my mother and father would take our kitbags to the bus, as it was heavy, and the voices from the back would erupt, “Sachin aur uske Papa mummy ja rahe hai Bhai’, yeh banega Tendulkar’,” he added.