'Learn from your mistake' - Twitter lashes out at Sanju Samson for reckless batting against New Zealand

‘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.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

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: