The exclusion of Sanju Samson from the Indian cricket team’s playing XI for the ongoing ODI series against Australia has left many fans around the globe annoyed. The talented batsman, who has been in excellent form, was ignored by the team management despite his impressive performance in the limited-overs format in the past.
Sanju Samson has been one of the most consistent performers for Rajasthan in the Indian T20 League over the years. He has showcased his skills as an aggressive top-order batsman who can score runs at a brisk pace. However, despite his stellar record in domestic cricket, Samson has always found it hard to break into the Indian team on a consistent basis.
Fans are particularly disappointed that the Indian team management has opted to select Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav ahead of Samson. Both players failed to make an impact in the opening ODI against Australia, with Kishan getting out cheaply for just three runs off eight balls, while Yadav was dismissed on the very first ball he faced. This has led to many fans questioning the selection policy of the Indian cricket team and demanding that Sanju Samson be given a chance in playing XI.
Samson has been in excellent form in the limited-overs format in recent times. He has scored 330 runs in 11 ODI matches at an average of 66 and a strike rate of over 104, including two half-centuries. This makes him one of the most promising batsmen in the Indian team’s pool and a top contender for a spot in the playing XI.
The Indian Cricket Board’s decision not to name a replacement for the injured Shreyas Iyer has also raised many eyebrows. Fans believe that the team management should have considered Samson as a replacement for Iyer, given his impressive track record in the middle order.
Overall, the exclusion of Sanju Samson from the Indian team’s playing XI has left many fans frustrated and disappointed. They believe that Samson deserves a chance to showcase his skills on the international stage and should be given more opportunities to prove his worth in the limited-overs format. It remains to be seen whether the team management will take note of the fans’ concerns and consider Samson for future matches.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Sanju Samson’s exclusion from India vs Australia 1st ODI:
This obsession of playing SKY in all format will also affect his T20 form for sure
Sanju Samson should have been playing instead. But BCCI ka kya hi kareiin
— Archer (@poserarcher) March 17, 2023
I never understood how this fraud ishan kishan manages to get the chance ahead of sanju samson despite not having proper batting technique pic.twitter.com/kiEI4L1W2l
— Registanroyals (@registanroyals) March 17, 2023
Hoping India hands Rajat Patidar and Sanju Samson a fair run in ODIs in the lead-up to the World Cup. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have had a disappointing stretch so far.
— Lalith Kalidas (@lal__kal) March 17, 2023
One has a back problem
while the other one has a backing problem #SanjuSamson #shreyasiyer pic.twitter.com/OkmHEzd3Rr
— Vaisakh Menon (@tweetsofvm) March 16, 2023
Sanju Samson should be in the ODI squad by default with his current form. I am shocked that they did not even announce him as the replacement of Iyer in this series.
SKY did nothing to deserve the ODI spot before Samson.
— Uttaran Das (@das_uttaran) March 17, 2023
It's really sad to see player like ishan kishan getting opportunity and player like sanju Samson didn't even squard#indvsaus#wankhede#sanjusamson#bcci
— Leo (@cyanshsharma007) March 17, 2023
Missing Sanju Samson 🙁… Idk what's wrong with @BCCI he's the only player who dropped despite having good performances. @CricCrazyJohns
Mallu why don't you tweet on this topic 🤔are u paid chumbai lobby?
— #SHEKHAWAT👑 (@Shekaw014) March 17, 2023