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Sanju Samson thanks Rahul Dravid after maiden IPL hundred: Blessed to be with Rahul sir

India Today logo India Today 11-04-2017

Sanju Samson credited Rahul Dravid after smashing the first hundred of IPL 10. The Kerala batsman reached the landmark with a six off leg spinner Adam Zampa but was dismissed off the next ball in a bid to accelerate.

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However, Chris Morris ensured Samson's innings did not go in vain and he clobbered an unbeaten 38 off nine deliveries as Delhi Daredevils reached 205/4 off their 20 overs vs Rising Pune Supergiant.

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Samson said he was blessed to have worked with Dravid, one of India's finest batsmen ever.

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The two have worked closely together for years and their association date back to Rajasthan Royals, where Dravid played a key role in the development of several young players.

"I'm extremely blessed to be with Rahul (Dravid) sir."

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Samson, who started off in a frenetic manner before losing his way in the middle and he accelerated towards the end to bring up a well deserved hundred, said he had a plan.

"I'm very happy with the knock. I'm really short of words now. We practiced a lot before the tournament and had a plan and I'm am glad it came off."

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Dravid is now coach of the Daredevils and is also responsible for India's under 19 team. Not many had given Delhi a chance this season but this knock from Samson could change the perception soon.

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