Sanju Samson
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Sanju Samson finally got the chance in India’s playing eleven when the Men in Blue took on Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I on Saturday. India made as many as three changes to the playing eleven that beat Sri Lanka in the second T20I. Sanju Samson highlighted the inclusions while the other two players who got the chance were Manish Pandey and Yuzvendra Chahal.

The fans were delighted for Sanju Samson who finally got a chance in the team. Sanju Samson had earned a recall from the national team after a long gap of four years during the Bangladesh T20Is in November. However, he did not play a single game and was surprisingly dropped for the series against West Indies.

But an injury to Shikhar Dhawan led to another recall although he did not play any game against West Indies either. He managed to retain his spot for the ongoing series too but was not named in the playing game for the first two games. But on Saturday, India finally gave him a chance to show his potential on the field.

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Well, it was an interesting return to the playing eleven for Sanju Samson. He started his innings on the best possible note by dispatching Lakshan Sandakan for a maximum. But the very next ball he faced from Wanindu Hasaranga, he was trapped in front of the wicket and had to depart. And as soon as Samson departed, the fans took to Twitter to remember Rishabh Pant in order to come up with some hilarious memes.

Through the memes, the fans wanted to say that Rishabh Pant must have been delighted to see his competitor failing to do well.

Here are some reactions:

India, meanwhile, beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs to win the three-match series 2-0. After being asked to bat first, the hosts rode on fifties from Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul to post 201 for 6. In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for a paltry 123.