‘Learn from your mistake’ – Twitter lashes out at Sanju Samson for reckless batting against New Zealand
The 25-year-old had made his debut way back in 2015, but couldn’t get enough chances to cement his place in the side.
Updated - Jan 31, 2020 3:03 pm
Kerala batsman and Rajasthan Royals’ player Sanju Samson has done well in domestic cricket to earn another call-up to the Indian team in 2019. However, he had to serve time on the bench throughout the T20I series against Bangladesh and West Indies at home, given that India continued to give chances to Rishabh Pant despite his inability to make them count.
Samson finally got a chance to make his comeback into the team against Sri Lanka in 2020 and he celebrated it by hitting a six the first ball he faced. But he got out immediately after doing that and left most of his fans and cricket experts worldwide, who see him as a brilliant batting talent.
The 25-year-old had made his debut way back in 2015, but couldn’t get enough chances to cement his place in the side. Battling some behavioural and attitude issues in domestic cricket, it took Samson some amazing performances for his home side and Royals in the IPL to get back in contention.
Sanju Samson squanders a golden opportunity against New Zealand
Luck played a part again when Shikhar Dhawan got injured in the ODI series against Australia and the selection panel decided to include Samson in the Indian squad, given that he had already travelled to New Zealand with India A side.
Samson spent the first three matches on the bench, with India winning all the encounters and also pocketing the series easily. This enabled them to give chances to the fringe players which included this talented keeper-batsman and it seemed a formality that Kohli will grant him a chance.
Therefore, when India was asked to bat first by Tim Southee, the Kiwi captain; Indian team fans were elated as the captain announced that Rohit Sharma was being rested and Samson was to open the innings in Wellington. Samson was handed a golden opportunity at the top with a cool head in KL Rahul with him. Sanju showed his prowess with an amazing flick for a six to Scott Kuggeleijn, but after a couple of deliveries, he tried to hit a similar shot, to a ball which was a bit wider and only managed to hit it straight in the air.
Mitchell Santner took a brilliant skier in which the ball was swerving in the air and took the catch near to the bowler himself. The Kerala batsman’s promising innings was cut short thanks to a reckless shot and left his fans and many backers fuming as he let go of yet another chance offered to him by the team management. Twitterati took their anger out on Sanju Samson and slammed him for his poor shot selection.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Sanju Samson is trying a bit too much ; he has to be a level headed and look to use the opportunities wisely rather than trying to prove existence.
— Mukund (@mukunddevidas) January 31, 2020
@IamNicck So, Samson couldn't grab the opportunity that he was given. I wish it would not have happened!!!
— KAMLESH KUMAR (@kamlesh0603) January 31, 2020
Learn from your Mistake🤦🏻
Sanju Samson #NZvIND
— Nandhini subramanian (@Nandhinisp) January 31, 2020
— vaibhav dhage🇮🇳 (@vaibhavdhage97) January 31, 2020
Sorry Sanju Samson, You are letting your fans down, I really dont know whether you get any more chance, but other players should get chances just like you. I am not going to be disappointed if you are not in the team in the next match/series. @IamSanjuSamson #samson #INDvNZ
— Nakul Dev (@nakuldevs12) January 31, 2020
Sanju samson is perfect example of how people showoff's in social media v/s what they actually are doing… https://t.co/pQt3W8wK0A
— Marwadi (@gaitonde07) January 31, 2020
SANJU SAMSON PLAYS A LOOSE SHOT AND THREW HIS WICKET ONLY IN 2ND OVER.
LE RISHABH PANT* pic.twitter.com/2mq7M24wlf
— SHUBHMEN GIRL (@shubhmen_popa) January 31, 2020
— Tushar (@tushartweets13) January 31, 2020