“If Sanju Samson Doesn’t Play,” said Ravichandran Ashwin in reference to his lack of opportunities in the India XI. India makes excellent spinning Speaking about Samson’s lack of opportunities in the T20I series against New Zealand, Ravichandran Ashwin
Sanju Samson’s admirers believe that being include in India’s T20I and ODI teams for the New Zealand tour would be a great opportunity for the star cricketer. But in the T20I series, the wicketkeeper-batter was not included in the starting XI. Social media was used by Samson’s supporters to express their disappointment at not being given a shot in the T20I series. The renowned Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has since commented on Samson’s lack of opportunities.
“For his (Sanju Samson) talent, if he doesn’t play, he will obviously get trended. I want Sanju Samson to get all the opportunities. In fact, I even said that I am looking forward to watching him play since he is in exceptional form at the moment and is playing superbly,”On his YouTube channel, Ashwin stated.
The seasoned cricketer also discussed how well Hardik Pandya handled the topic of Samson’s selection as India’s captain for the T20I series against New Zealand.
“He (Samson) is a very exciting player to watch but since we went with a different combination, as of now, we weren’t able to play him, said Hardik Pandya. In fact, the press asked him why he didn’t play Sanju Samson. Hardik Pandya replied in Thala Dhoni style. He said my room door will always be open, any player can come and have a conversation with me. It was very good to see him speak with such clarity l. In fact, I don’t know if he wanted to say that in Thala Dhoni style because we all know Hardik is super close to Thala Dhoni. And he had earlier said that he has learnt a lot from Thala Dhoni. He handled a tricky question that is always trending on social media very beautifully. So kudos to Hardik,”said Ashwin.
India plays three one-day internationals and two tests in Bangladesh following their tour of New Zealand.