On Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the T20I squad for the upcoming five-match series in New Zealand starting January 24.
Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami, who were given rest in the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka, returned into the squad. However, the selectors dropped Sanju Samson, and that fumed cricket fans.
Samson played the third T20I against Sri Lanka in Pune, where he could only score six runs in two balls. The wicket-keeper batsman played his career’s second T20I game after a gap of four years. Now, when BCCI came up with his exclusion from the squad, it obviously rattled cricket lovers, and they expressed the anger towards the selectors as well as captain Virat Kohli on Twitter.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
— Rahul Jain (@realRahuljain) January 13, 2020
Sanju Samson again dropped..shame on you guys… He is talented young batsman, why u didn't give chance like Rishab pant????
— Lokesh Kumar (@loki_lokesh_94) January 12, 2020
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) January 12, 2020
What a shame on @BCCI for dropping out @IamSanjuSamson on the basis of just one opportunity and giving unconditional support to rather non consistent @RishabhPant17 . He definitely deserves more chance, what a hypocrisy !!!! #shameonyoubcci #SanjuSamson 🇮🇳
— Anurag (@oxustoindus) January 13, 2020
Hope this is last chance for Pant and Sanju Samson gets selected for World cup
— Karteek Joshi (@karteekjoshi) January 13, 2020
Why sanju Samson not including this t20 squad.sanju is better than rishabh🤔 https://t.co/idM7R0HdXo
— Rajib Bahira (@bahira_rajib) January 13, 2020