IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: Twitter Erupts As Team India Drop Sanju Samson Yet Again
Sanju Samson was benched yet again as India made two changes to their playing XI for the 2nd ODI against New Zealand.
After losing the 1st ODI by 7 wickets, team India made two changes to their playing XI for the 2nd ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton on November 27th (Sunday). A strategical change to accommodate a sixth bowling option, all-rounder Deepak Hooda replaced wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson while Shardul Thakur was replaced by Deepak Chahar after a below-par outing in the 1st ODI.
However, benching Sanju Samson didn't go down well with the fans and a Twitter user erupted on the social media platform, stating that Sanju Samson will show his worth if he's given 'unlimited' chances like Rishabh Pant. Pant has been out of touch for a while now and his exclusion is also being demanded by some seasonal fans on Twitter.
Sanju Samson was dropped again. Like Rishabh Pant, give him chance in at least 10-15 matches and then see his results.#SanjuSamson #RishabhPant pic.twitter.com/5HaZIcZnSr— Raju Jangid (@imRJangid) November 27, 2022
Another user went on to express his frustration, saying that why they include Sanju Samson in the squad if he's going to be benched for the majority of the tour. While another user targeted BCCI's thinking, tweeting "This kind of behaviour of bcci not for good for an aspirant cricketer who think their carrier in future cricket. How can you promote young talent by such thing same on you."
This kind of behaviour of bcci not for good for an aspirant cricketer who think their carrier in future cricket. How can you promote young talent by such thing same on you. #SanjuSamson— Dev (@Divine001234) November 27, 2022
Sanju was dropped despite playing well cos we don't have enough all rounders and part time options. My two cents on why there's a dearth of all rounders and part timers. #NZvIND #SanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/78nKQStEkK— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 27, 2022
Sanju Samson Has Been Dropped From The XI!#Cricket #NZvIND #IndianCricket #TeamIndia #SanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/6jytWBOfa9— CRICKETNMORE (@cricketnmore) November 27, 2022
Rishabh Pant flopped in the T20I series where Sanju Samson wasn't included in the playing XI even once. In the 1st ODI, both the players were given a spot in the playing XI, where Pant scored 15 runs off 23 balls while Sanju scored 36 runs in 38 balls.
#SanjuSamson phle worldcup jitne ke baad bhi 6-7 player change hote the ab to Harte rho khelte rho same on #BCCI— Abhishek Kumar (@Abbhishek22) November 27, 2022
Apun to khelega hi tension kya Lena! Same on #BCCI #SanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/ZWcmEnnCpS— Abhishek Kumar (@Abbhishek22) November 27, 2022
Sanju Samson's last 4 odi knocks :— Raja Sekhar Yadav (@cricketwithraju) November 27, 2022
86*(63), 30*(36), 2*(4), 36(38)
Surya Kumar yadav's last 4 odi knocks :
13(14), 9(8), 8(6), 4(3)
If they want to bring Deepak hooda, it's surya Kumar yadav who has to sit out. Not Sanju Samson.
It is really hard to be #SanjuSamson at the moment. Dropped, I know it's for the team balance, and I do find sense in dropping a player for someone who can roll his arm over. But pains to see Samson being benched. #INDvNZ— Vishesh Roy (@vroy38) November 27, 2022
Understand why Hooda is being played, but Sanju Samson deserves a consistent run yaar. Just give him a decent run rather than these sporadic games. Has grabbed his chances this year in ODIs. #NZvIND— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) November 27, 2022
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While talking about the match, after a rain-induced break, the game has been reduced to 29 overs a side. While writing this piece, India are at 69/1 in 11 overs with Gill (42*) and Suryakumar (17*) at the crease. Opener and captain Shikhar Dhawan (3) scored 2 balls after the game resumed as Matt Henry grabbed the important wicket. Earlier, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss & opted to field first against India at Seddon Park, Hamilton.