‘By picking Iyer…’: Ex-India pacer tears into Hardik, Laxman for ignoring Samson | Cricket

Sanju Samson missed out on Team India’s roster for the T20 World Cup, regardless of his incredible kind within the format. So when the Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain was included in Hardik Pandya’s squad for the three-match T20I collection vs New Zealand, followers anticipated the wicketkeeper-batter to be given an opportunity to show himself. But it has all gone downhill for Samson, who simply warmed the bench throughout the collection, which ended on Monday. So it wasn’t a lot of a shock that former India cricketer Dodda Ganesh took to Twitter to lash out on the Hardik Pandya-led group administration for failing to provide the 28-year-old an opportunity.

In the third and ultimate T20I, India featured Rishabh Pant because the wicketkeeper-batter and Shreyas Iyer occupied the No. 4 slot within the batting order. After profitable the second T20I, India may solely tie the match. The hosts posted 160 in 19.4 overs and India had been 75/4 in 9 overs when rain got here down closely in Napier. Accoring to the DLS technique, India wanted to attain 76 on the lack of 4 wickets in 9 overs to win the match if it did not resume. As it turned out, the rain was laborious sufficient for the umpires to name off the match and since India had been at par with the DLS rating, the match resulted in a tie. The collection ended 1-0, in India’s favour with the primary match getting deserted.

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Taking to Twitter, Ganesh questioned Samson’s exclusion and wrote, “Sanju Samson still doesn’t get a game. Hard to fathom this #DoddaMathu #crickettwitter #NZvIND”.

He additionally felt that Samson ought to have began forward of Iyer, and requested the ‘Indian suppose tank’ to study from their errors. “By picking Iyer ahead of Samson the Indian think tank has reiterated that they’ll not learn from their mistakes and they shall never change their approach towards T20 #DoddaMathu #crickettwitter”, he wrote.

Meanwhile, one fan questioned his criticism of Iyer’s choice, to which he replied, “It’s not about a player doing wrong. Samson is better suited for T20s than Iyer. The think tank need to understand this. Iyer is a quality ODI player.”

India are scheduled to face New Zealand in a three-match ODI collection, with Samson included in Shikhar Dhawan’s squad. He will likely be hoping to get his likelihood to impress.

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