New Delhi: The first match of the T20 series between India and Ireland is being played in Dublin. Meanwhile, Team India not including senior batter Sanju Samson in their playing XI for the T20 match against Ireland angered some fans on Twitter who expressed their anger on social media. Sanju’s fans trolled the BCCI along with Rishabh Pant. Team India will play the first match of the T20 series in Dublin. However, the start of this match has been delayed due to rain.
Team India has included Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav and Dinesh Karthik in their playing XI for the T20 match in Dublin but Sanju Samson has been benched. This did not go down well with Sanju’s fans who made sure to take a dig at BCCI on Twitter.
Notably, Sanju did a great job in IPL 2022 both as a batter and captain of Rajasthan Royals (RR). The last time Sanju played a T20 match for India was in February 2022 and an ODI match in July 2021. Since then he has not got a chance to play for the national squad.
Here are some tweets…
Sanju Samson isn’t good enough to play in a 2nd india 11 now ?
He’s literally much better t20 player than some Indian batsman who r going to feature in wc
U can’t expect him to avg 50
He isn’t some kind of statpadder
Plays t20 the way it should be played .
wtf #SanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/P28UDKbV0f
— Jaish (@Jaishthebest) June 26, 2022
— dascricZ (@proudindianizme) June 26, 2022
@BCCI why you avoiding this man always..?
— Harinandan (@itsmehari20) June 26, 2022
— Tejas (@cricket__143) June 26, 2022
It’s sad that Sanju Samson can’t find a place in the 2nd X1 of the Indian team after showing his skill year after year in IPL.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 26, 2022
— Rockstar MK (@RockstarMK11) June 26, 2022
So disappointing to see that Sanju Samson didn’t got chance in first T20 against IRE,
First he was dropped from India’s squad even after performing well against SL earlier in the year and now selected but warming the bench so sad to see his talent getting wasted it’s India’s loss pic.twitter.com/2zEJqmFjtx
— Vibhor Shrivastava Entertainment (@VibhorVse20) June 26, 2022
Umran Malik, the 22-year-old pace bowler from Jammu and Kashmir, received his debut cap from senior Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar ahead of the 1st T20 International between India and Ireland in Dublin. Umran, who was benched for the entire T20 series between India and South Africa, became the 98th player from India to debut in T20 International cricket.