Indian wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson will not join the national team for the second and third T20I series against England. Samson only participated in the first match of the series on July 7. Cricket fans have since expressed disappointment at the exclusion as Samson showed commendable performance in the past T20I matches.
Samson recorded 77 runs with only 42 deliveries in the second T20I match against Ireland in June. His partnership with teammate Deepak Hooda got them an accumulation of 176 runs. During a warm-up against the Derbyshire team, Samson also scored 38 runs.
Fans took to Twitter to express their frustration over Samson's exclusion from the XI. They said that the Kerala-born athlete never got the chance to prove his ability on the court, unlike some other players on the national team. The management tends to pick Hooda and Ishan Kishan over Samson for important matches.