Twitter Reactions: Sanju Samson mysteriously ousted for West Indies T20Is
Samson made his India comeback in the Bangladesh T20Is, but didn't play a single game.
After the end of the historic Day-Night Test match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against Bangladesh, the focus will shift to the home series against the West Indies. The fixtures will get underway with the T20Is, starting December 6. For the series against the Caribbean team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the squad along with the one for the ODIs.
In the last year or so, the Men in Blue have played six T20Is against the West Indies and have emerged victorious in all of them. Last year, Rohit got to his fourth century in T20Is against the very opposition. In the meantime, the national selectors have decided to make a few changes. One of them, surprisingly was leaving out Sanju Samson, who made his India comeback in the last series.
Samson warms the benches in the Bangladesh T20Is
Samson returned to the scheme of things after some stupendous outings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. There, the right-hander amassed a superlative double ton against Goa in Alur. The knock drew praises from even personalities like Shashi Tharoor, who asked the selectors to take note of the youngster. Samson donned the India jersey back in 2015 against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.
Samson was expected to take part in the Bangladesh T20Is. It was more so as Rishabh Pant was going through a poor run of form. But despite having most factors in his favour, Samson ended up warming the bench, much to his agony. Now to add insult to injury, he won’t be with the Indian team for the West Indies T20Is. Samson is currently playing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
In the last two games, he had scores of 53 and 38 and has looked in good touch. The decision to leave him out for the upcoming series has furrowed a lot of eyebrows. People are finding it hard to comprehend the reasons behind leaving the youngster out without giving him any chance to show his mettle. It’s not much of a surprise that users on Twitter have lashed out at the India selectors.
Here is how Twitterati vented its frustration after Samson was left out:-
— Jithu Jose Parackal (@straight_edge24) November 21, 2019
Sanju Samson Dropped From Squad without getting any single chance.
— . (@keep_it_cooool) November 21, 2019
Wtf this is @BCCI ? Again pant got selected instead of talented players like Sanju Samson or Ishan kishan..but for what ? this selection squad purely shows how it's been so biased towards an overrated player!#SanjuSamson #BCCI
— Saurav Guha (@sauravvvv75) November 21, 2019
Let me be very clear- Sanju Samson getting picked and then dropped without playing is a rubbish decision. But the protest should be directed at the management, not the team- it's still the INDIAN team.
— Arindam Saha (@arindam_dr89) November 21, 2019
Sad To See Without getting any game against Bangladesh, Sanju Samson dropped from Indian T20I Squad for WI Series.. #Cricket
— Rajesh Khilare (@Cricrajeshpk) November 21, 2019
Again Rishabh Pant is in the team for Both T20Is and Odis. Atleast in T20Is, he didn't merit a place after 2 bad Series vs Saf and Ban. But I think God and BCCI are very kind on him. Dropped Sanju Samson even without playing him. BCCI selectors are actually fools.#DropPant
— Rishabh Wadhwa (@Cric_Rishabh) November 21, 2019
Then why did they pick Sanju Samson last series….. Inconsistency at its peak 😂😂🙏🙏 #Bonkers
— MCD (@SesaBalajiRB) November 21, 2019
Sanju Samson ke saath mazak ho gaya hai bahut bada…..#INDvWI
— Jay (@im_jay07) November 21, 2019
— Suwalal Jat (@SuwalalJat7) November 21, 2019
@BCCI why is sanju Samson dropped frm th squad.. on what grounds ?? Why is rishab pant retained!? @SGanguly99 this is not right at all.. u are killing a talent with north n south lobbying #BiasedBCCI pic.twitter.com/jKihj4uPnY
— Akshay G (@iamakshay_007) November 21, 2019
I can understand dropping people for bad performances or a replacement player but can't understand the logic of dropping Sanju Samson & Rahul Chahar without giving even a single chance 😑 #INDvWI https://t.co/iD7k5SmNkZ
— Abhijith S (@Abhi_mania) November 21, 2019
Sanju Samson got screwed. They could have given him in opening this series. But innlogo ko Dhawan slow run rate se khelna player hi chahiye T20 pe. #INDvWI
— Awarapan 🇮🇳 (@KingmakerOne1) November 21, 2019
— Venugopal (@venuvakeel) November 21, 2019
— Ram Charan Chiday (@rc_chiday) November 21, 2019
Kedar Jadhav should be the luckiest cricketer on earth ! Sanju Samson dropped without getting a game ! Dhawan having a dismal performance in domestic circuit , is time to make gill the opener ! #bccipolitics
— .. (@harishsuri1605) November 21, 2019
Sanju Samson dropped from T20 team without getting a game #INDvWI
— Abijith (@ImAbijith352) November 21, 2019