Asia Cup 2022: Sanju Samson Fans Are Trolling BCCI On Social Media
Fans of Sanju Samson were thrilled after watching him bat in the fifth and the last T20I match of the 5-match T20I series between West Indies and India, however, they are now equally disheartened by the fact that he has been ignored for the much-awaited Asia Cup 2022. On Monday, the BCCI announced India’s Asia …
Fans of Sanju Samson were thrilled after watching him bat in the fifth and the last T20I match of the 5-match T20I series between West Indies and India, however, they are now equally disheartened by the fact that he has been ignored for the much-awaited Asia Cup 2022.
On Monday, the BCCI announced India’s Asia Cup squad for 2022. The team will be led by Rohit Sharma and will see the return of main players — Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. however, the absence of Sanju Samson has started a heated debate on social media.
The Kerala cricketer was not the only prominent name to miss out on the Indian squad for Asia Cup 2022, but two other T20I regulars Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer also didn’t find a place in the 15-member squad announced for the marquee event starting on August 27 in UAE.
India’s 15-member squad for the Asia Cup 2022
“#TeamIndia squad for Asia Cup 2022 – Rohit Sharma (Capt ), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.”
BCCI also revealed that while Bumrah and Harshal aren’t included in the Indian squad because of their injury, on the other hand, Shreyas Iyer, Axer Patel, and Deepak Chahar have been named as the standbys in the squad. BCCI wrote:
“Notes – Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not available for selection owing to injuries. They are currently undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru. Three players – Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.”
Check out the Tweet:
Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not available for selection owing to injuries. They are currently undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru.
Three players – Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 8, 2022
Fans Are Slamming BCCI For Ignoring Sanju Samson
It has to be noted that Samson has played three matches on the trot – in the recent ODI series against West Indies – only once in his career so far, ever since he made his international debut 7 years ago in 2015.
Needless to say, Samson’s omission did not go down well with his fans on social media, who are now slamming the Indian team management left, right, and center.
Check out the reactions of Twitterati to this:
@BCCI What the fuck is this iyer as opener hooda as 1 down.,
When player like #SanjuSamson There in team
Then its clear you guys don't want sanju anymore in squad how insecure you guys really a very bad move n hard politics from management
Being sanju is hard
— Giree varada (@Gireevarada3) August 7, 2022
No respect for rohit and company. Pahle kohli ko raste se htaya Ab dekho sanju ko chance kaha de rha h lower order m. Apne murgo ko opening num 3 sab jagah chance aur jo top order batsman h sanju use ni niche.#INDvsWI #INDvWI #SanjuSamson #CricketTwitter
— JAISAL KUMAR (@JAISALKUMAR97) August 7, 2022
— Mahi Bishnoi (SanjusamsonFan) (@Sanjusamsonf11) August 8, 2022
Not a fan Sanju Samson but he should have been playing instead of Hooda. https://t.co/M0vLGxNnfa
— °• Chenae •° (@chenae876) August 8, 2022
Performance of Wicketkeepers in T20is in 2022
SANJU-158.40 SR& 44.75 AVG
ISHAN-130.30 SR& 30.71 AVG
PANT-135.42 SR& 26 AVG
DK-133.33 SR& 21.33 AVG
Best performers- Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan.
Picked in Asia Cup- Pant and DK
— Anurag (@RightGaps) August 8, 2022
Why Not Sanju Samson. Dinesh Karthik just averages 21 this year with 133 strike rate who is known as Finisher while sanju samson averages 44 with 160 strike rate this year pic.twitter.com/eKwZraSmQ7
— Just Butter (@ItzButter63) August 8, 2022
— sanju samson squad (@NirmalK55051459) August 4, 2022
— Madhan tam (@Madhantam) August 8, 2022
Why is Sanju Samson not even on standby..what wrong has he done..always in & out of team..Axar & Jadeja are same type of bowlers you don't need both!! Sanju's record in UAE >>>> than Hooda's record..!!!
— Sharun (@sharun_sanel) August 8, 2022
Shreyas Iyer Opening??
— Immortality (@ajay36mittal) August 7, 2022