Twitter Tears Apart BCCI And Selectors For Dropping Sanju Samson
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Twitter Tears Apart BCCI And Selectors For Dropping Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Credits: Twitter)

Team India, on Sunday, dropped Sanju Samson from the T20I squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand. India will leave for New Zealand later this month and will play five T20Is, three ODIs and three Tests against the Black Caps. The T20I series will kickstart the challenging tour on January 24 as India will be looking to continue their fine run.

Star opener Rohit Sharma has returned to the team after being rested for the series against Sri Lanka. Along with Rohit, India have also recalled fast-bowler Mohammed Shami in the T20I side. Rohit and Shami are the only new faces in the squad that was picked for the series against Sri Lanka while Sanju Samson was the only player to face the axe.

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Well, his exclusion was very much on the cards. The right-handed batsman was recalled to the team only because others were rested. After making his debut way back in 2015, Sanju Samson played only his second game for India when he 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.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Credits: Twitter)

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 Sri Lanka series series too only because Rohit Sharma was rested. Samson, nonetheless, remains in picture as he is already there in New Zealand as the selectors have drafted him into India A squad for the white-ball series against New Zealand A. However, the fans were not happy with the selectors’ decision and did not waste any time in taking to Twitter and slam them.

Here are some of the reactions from those angry fans:

https://twitter.com/suniltpn/status/1216498683086163973

https://twitter.com/dream11mahirat/status/1216568612003041281