IPL 2013: Sanju Samson saves Kerala pride as Sreesanth stays behind bars

Both Samson and Sreesanth were till recently the pride of Kerala. Sreesanth's criminal act has made many ardent sports fans in the state cringe, and it was left to the young Samson to restore the glory of the game for many in state

updated: May 27, 2013 16:30 IST
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Thiruvananthapuram: Teenage sensation Sanju V. Samson appears to have saved the day for Kerala after he bagged the best young cricketer award at the sixth edition of the IPL. The better known cricketer from the state, Sreesanth, meanwhile, cools his heels in jail.

Eighteen-year-old Samson played 11 matches, got 10 innings and scored 206 runs with 63 not out as his highest score. He finished with a strike rate of 130.20, at an average of 25.75.

Meanwhile, Sreesanth is under arrest for his alleged role in spot fixing, along with two other fellow players.

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