Sanju Viswanath Samson (born 11 November 1994) is an Indian cricketer who represents Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Indian national cricket team. A wicket-keeper/right-handed batsman, he made his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on 19 July 2015. He is the youngest batsman to score 1,000 runs in the IPL and the youngest cricketer to captain a Ranji trophy side.
He represents the Kerala cricket team in domestic cricket. He is the youngest player to score a half-century in the IPL and Champions League Twenty20, achieved on 29 April 2013 in the match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the age of 18. Sanju was adjudged as the "Best Young Player of the Season" in the 2013 IPL through an official poll. He was appointed the Vice-captain of the India U-19 team for the 2013 Top End Under-19 Series in Australia. He was included in the Indian squad for the limited-overs matches in the 2014 tour of England. Sanju became the first wicket-keeper batsman to score a double hundred in Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored an unbeaten 212 for Kerala against Goa. This is also the highest score in Vijay Hazare Trophy and fastest double hundred in List A cricket