The Indian cricket board has announced India’s white-ball squad for the six-match limited-overs series against England. The newly announced team brings the main players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja and Harshal Patel into the squad keeping in mind the upcoming 20-20 World cup later this year. Their inclusion however has had a domino effect and other players had to make way in order to append them.
One such player is Sanju Samson, and the whole of Twitter seems to think that he has been unfairly removed from the second and third T20I matches. Sanju Samson had a good game against Ireland where he scored 77 off of 42 deliveries. The 27-year-old has been included in the first T20I but has to make way for others in the second and third.
The Rajasthan captain made 458 runs in 18 matches in the recently concluded Indian T20 League and took his team all the way to the final. Despite losing the final to Gujarat, Samson’s performance was lauded by all. Seeing his exclusion from the team has angered fans to show their disapproval for the squad.
Another section of fans have also questioned the Indian Cricket Board for the exclusion of Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the ODI squad, given that the next World Cup is in India and Bhuvneshwar would be really helpful in home conditions. The 32-year-old made a great comeback in the Indian T20 League and the recently concluded India- South Africa T20I series and was expected to make it into the limited over the side for the England tour.
The inclusion of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in India’s white-ball squad has also induced joy among cricket fans.
Here are the Twitter reactions after the Indian squad announcement.
— Sury Bhan Yadav?? ????? ??? ???? (@ImSury09) June 30, 2022
No wonder Sanju Samson has so many fans, bcci has made the entire country his fan with their injustice.
Scored 77 in the only chance he got in comeback,still a 48 match failure rishabh pant is playing over him.
Scored 46 in the only odi he played,never got another odi. pic.twitter.com/ZTFK6SIhaI
— Anurag (@RightGaps) June 30, 2022
WHAT IS BCCI DOING?
It doesn’t matter to BCCI whether Sanju Samson performs or not. They just want to waste his talent. Even after scoring good runs in the last match, BCCI only saw what Deepak Hooda did. Do BCCI selectors smoke W€€D before Team selection?#SanjuSamson
— Unique For Life??? (@UniqueForLife_) June 30, 2022
The @BCCI and @chetans1987 should explain to fans why they dropped a player whose last two innings in T20i are 77 and 39 respectively. If talent and form are not factors in team selection, tell us on what basis you are selecting the players. @SGanguly99 #SanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/CClrTxjZ5A
— Goku? (@SavariiGiriGiri) July 1, 2022
Siraj gonna play ODIs had no faith he would be part of 15 members squad for ODIs but still, they have shown faith… Ultimate chance should grab this opportunity at any cost bowl in such a way selectors bring him back for the T20s too.
— Sai (@akakrcb6) July 1, 2022
BCCI trying to drag the team announcement post till midnight to escape from the outrage of Sanju fans.
Don't worry, we are still here for Sanju in any midnight.???#JUSTICEFORSANJUSAMSON
— Jovin Chacko JC (@JovinChacko) June 30, 2022
Why isn't Bhuvi selected for ODIs ?? … Is he in scheme of things for WC in India … Thought he would have made it to squad with ODIs being played in ENG … Arshdeep's selection is a big suprise here
— Cricket Fanatic (@Loyal_Cricket) July 1, 2022
After winning the recently-concluded T20I series against Ireland, the Indian white-ball team has now reached England and wait for the 5th Test to be over. Notably, India are playing England in a rescheduled match from the India tour of England in 2021. India will be led by Jasprit Bumrah in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who is out with a COVID infection.