"These two months one spends in IPL is a very big time of the year. I utilised it very well last year and this time also I would like to learn many new things," said Samson, who is representing Kerala in the Syed Mushtaq Ali All India T20 tournament in progress here and in Rajkot.
"We can learn many things from legends like Rahul sir, (RR players) Shane Watson, Brad Hodge. We cannot be sure about the runs I score or the results but it will make me a better cricketer.
"Last year, was a really good season for me. I would like to improve as a cricketer and would like to finish things, much more games than I did last year," said the talented player, who was vice-captain of the national under-19 squad in the U-19 World Cup earlier this year.
Samson said the shortest form of the game has enabled him to play as per the situation.
"Each wicket will not give a 180-200 score. We get wickets like this (when Kerala scored 172 and were beaten by Rajasthan at BKC Ground in Mushtaq trophy), we (also) get to chase 120 in difficult conditions. T20 has helped me a lot to react according to situation and helped me in my career."
He welcomed the scheduling of the domestic T20 championship before the glamorous IPL in which foreign players to turn out for respective franchises.
"T20 before IPL is good for any IPL player. It was good for me. I wanted to play and RR management allowed me to play for my team Kerala. I will join them tomorrow. If they allow me to play (further in Mushtaq trophy), I will play. RR is leaving (for UAE leg of IPL) on April 14," he said.


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