Watch: Crowd in Kerala shouts 'Sanju, Sanju!' as Suryakumar Yadav shows Samson's picture on his phone

Suryakumar Yadav had fun with the Kerala crowd that went beserk when he took out a phone screen containing Sanju Samson's image. 
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Suryakumar Yadav made sure fans in Kerala didn't entirely miss Sanju Samson at the arrival of the Indian team bus. 

As the Indian team reached Thiruvananthapuram on Monday (September 26) ahead of their opening T20I of the series against South Africa, the players sitting in the bus were greeted with loud cheers for Kerala lad Sanju Samson. 

The crowd went wild at the sight of the Indian team bus and shouted Samson's name in large numbers. While the player wasn't in the team bus since he is not part of the squad, Suryakumar Yadav decided to have fun and games with the fans by showing them his picture on his mobile screen. 

Suryakumar unveiled a picture of Samson standing with folded hands in gratitude and pointed towards it, suggesting he and the rest of the Indian players are saying 'thank you' to the fans on behalf of the hometown boy. 

Even though there was no Samson present in person to respond to the fans' love, Suryakumar Yadav ensured they didn't miss him entirely by showing him on his mobile screen and pointing towards him with his finger in an amusing clip to which Rajasthan Royals (RR) reacted. 

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Reacting to the video by posting it over their official Twitter handle, Royals, for whom Samson is captain and leading batter in the Indian Premier League (IPL), captioned: "RR admin since 2013". Samson joined RR first way back in 2013 in what has been a fruitful association with the inaugural IPL champions ever since. 

Since the clip had fans shouting 'Sanju, Sanju!!', Royals' social media admin felt it echoes their feelings for the Royals skipper, who has been at the helm of affairs of the side since IPL 2021 after returning to the franchise back in 2018. 

Inside the clip, one could spot Suryakumar having fun with the crowd by letting them not miss their favourite son entirely.

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He took out a photo of Samson on his mobile screen and let fans see him even as he wasn't part of the team bus that carried the members of the Indian squad for the South Africa T20Is, starting Wednesday (September 28).