Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh (Credits: Twitter)

Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh has joined the list of fans and experts commenting on the surprising omission of Sanju Samson from India’s T20I squad. The national selection panel surprisingly dropped the Kerala star for next month’s series against West Indies at home. The decision was baffling since the batsman did not even get a chance to prove himself after being recalled for the T20I series against Bangladesh earlier this month.

Sanju Samson had earned that call after his consistent performances in domestic circuit including a double-century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. However, he did not get any chance to play against Bangladesh before being dropped for the forthcoming series. Thus, the right-handed batsman will have to wait for some more time to prove himself.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Credits: Twitter)

Unsurprisingly, the selectors came under fire after the surprising decision as fans took shots at them. Sanju Samson, on the other hand, reacted to the heartbreaking news by just posting a smiling emoji on Twitter as if he wanted to say that he was at loss of words to describe the turn of events.

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Harbhajan Singh’s take on the matter:

Harbhajan Singh, meanwhile, believes that the selectors are testing Sanju Samson’s heart by constantly ignoring him. The legendary spinner was replying to senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor who had expressed his disappointment over Samson’s axing. The senior politician had said that he was not sure whether the selectors were testing the batsman’s batting or his heart.

Harbhajan Singh also took a shot at the selectors, saying that the selectors need to be replaced. He also urged BCCI president and his former captain Sourav Ganguly to intervene in the matter, writing:

“I guess they r testing his heart ? #selectionpanelneedtobechanged need strong people there.. hope dada @SGanguly99 will do the needful”

Samson, meanwhile, is not new to playing for India. He had earned his maiden India call-up way back in 2014 when he was just 18. The stylish batsman was included in the squad for the England tour but he could not make his debut. In the following year, he made his debut against Zimbabwe but was dropped after that tour and only earned another recall last month for the Bangladesh series.