Sanju Samson keeps coming up every time India He plays white ball. The 27-year-old Kerala cricketer was in and out of the eleventh over and was dropped again for the second and third ODIs against New Zealand even as the team introduced the likes of Rishabh Pant in the eleventh. Meanwhile, his fans raged on social media, accusing the BCCI of sectarianism and what not.
Here, it is worth noting that Samson led the Rajasthan Royals to the final in IPL 2022 and was subsequently disqualified despite being selected for the Ireland-England tour. He eventually found himself out of contention for the T20 Globalism Trophy would again be selected for the tour of New Zealand as he warmed up the bench for the T20Is.
However, he was selected in the first ODI where he scored 36 off 38 balls before falling again. So far, he has also not been selected to tour Bangladesh. Former cricketer Wasim Jaffer also gave his support to the Kerala cricketer.
“Yeah, I feel for Samson, because he’s in such good shape and he’s not going consistently. I feel he deserves this. Even in T20 cricket or ODI cricket, he should have a consistent 10-game series, for example,” he told ESPN. Cricinfo.
“When you have a large pool of talent and there are too many options, it can cause problems for you. Management should select 18-20 players from this core squad and focus on them.”
While addressing the press player after the match, the hot topic is raised again and Dhawan explains that Pant is the winner of the match while Sanju will have to wait for his chance.
“In general, you have to see the bigger picture and who is the winner of the match. You analyze and your decisions are based on that,” Dhawan said in the post-match interaction.
Pant’s scores in his last nine rounds read across the white-ball formats 10, 15, 11, 6, 6, 3, 9, 9 and 27.
Dhawan said it was “not hard” to be in the captain’s shoes while making difficult choices, such as choosing Pant over Samson.
“Of course, Sanju Samson did really well any chance he had. But sometimes you have to wait for your chances because the other player did really well and we know based on his skill (pant) that he is the winner of the match. So you have to support him,” Dhawan said. When he is not feeling well.