Irfan Pathan’s honest take on Sanju Samson after India recall Ashwin for ODI series vs Australia before World Cup
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCI) announced India’s team for a series against australia in which Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav won’t play in the first two games.
However, wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson was left off the list, so the star batsman didn’t make it back to the Indian team for the Australia series. Irfan Pathan, a former Indian all-rounder, said something interesting about Samson on Monday in response to India’s release of its team for the three-match series against Australia.
Samson had a few forgettable games against the West Indies in the Caribbean, but he was still put on India’s Asia Cup team as a backup hitter. Samson wasn’t picked for India’s ICC World Cup team, though. Instead, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan were chosen by Ajit Agarkar to be the two wicketkeepers for the Men In Blue at the ICC World Cup 2023.
“If I were in Samson’s place…”
India chose its teams for the three games against Australia on Monday. The team led by Rahul Dravid chose two different teams for the Australia series. For the first two One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Australia, young players Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prasidh Krishna, and Washington Sundar were called back. Samson’s name was not on either team.