Wed, 30 Nov 2022

Sanju Samson gets snubbed again as Shashi Tharoor joins the que to slam the team management


Indian cricket team management has come under heavy fire for their treatment of Sanju Samson. The team management yet again decided to drop Sanju Samson for the final ODI on Wednesday which was played at Hagley Oval at Christchurch.

The team persisted with Deepak Hooda ahead of Sanju Samson for the perceived depth he gives with the ball. This angered the Indian fans to no end as did was done despite the bad run of form that Rishabh Pant has seen himself with the bat.

Shashi Tharoor slams BCCI –

Former Union Minister from the UPA, Shashi Tharoor took a dig at the stand-in coach VVS Laxman for his backing of Rishabh Pant. Taking to Twitter, the former minister Tharoor wrote “Pant has done well at number 4, so it is important to back him’ says @vvslaxman281. He’s a good player out of form who’s failed in ten of his last 11 innings; Samson averages 66 in ODIs; has made runs in all his 5 matches and is on the bench; go figure @IamSanjuSamson”

Pant fails to score yet again –

Rishabh Pant has been in dismal form with the bat in since his unbeaten 125 against England at Old Trafford. The 25 year old wicket keeper batter has been struggling for form. This began with his struggles in the T20 format for India where he lost his place to Dinesh Karthik.

Pant did not play the first 4 games of the ICC T20 world cup for India and played the game against Zimbabwe and keeping his place for the Semis against England. In the 2 T20 games he played during the tour of NZ, Pant scored 6 and 11, while scoring 15 and 10 in the 2 ODI games so far. Samson on the other hand made 36 runs in the sole ODI game during the match on Friday at Eden Park.

Tharoor fires another salvo at the form of Pant-

Post the fall of Pant, the former union minister Tharoor took to Twitter yet again and wrote “One more failure for Pant, who clearly needs a break from white ball cricket. One more opportunity denied to @IamSanjuSamson who now has to wait for the @IPL to show that he’s one of the best top order batters for India”

Twitter showers its anger at BCCI –

The Indian cricket fans saw red when they lashed out at the BCCI for their treatment meted out to Sanju Samson on Twitter and you can read all the tweets below.