Netizens react to Sanju Samson’s omission from India’s T20 World Cup squad

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Netizens react to Sanju Samson's omission from India's T20 World Cup squad
Netizens react to Sanju Samson's omission from India's T20 World Cup squad

Netizens react to Sanju Samson’s omission from India’s T20 World Cup squad

Netizens on Monday took to social media to express their displeasure at the wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson‘s omission from Team India’s ICC T20 World Cup squad.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met on Monday to pick India’s squads for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia and for the T20I series against Australia and South Africa at home. Many Indian fans were not pleased with Sanju Samson’s omission from the squad. They took to Twitter to express their anger, either through words or some hilarious memes/jokes.

In a funny reaction to Samson’s not being there in a squad, a Twitter user posted a hilarious meme to point out that not including the explosive right-hander would be a loss for Team India.

A Twitter user pointed out that Sanju’s inclusion in the squad would benefit the team as he will handle the middle order, score boundaries easily and ease off some pressure and play at a healthy strike rate to finish games for India.

“Sanju Samson – * Can handle middle order, * Can find boundaries easily, * Can remove pressure when team’s chasing big total, * Will stand on trust if given surity, * Will help IND by playing with a healthy SR and will finish games for IND. #SanjuSamson #SanjuSamsonforT20WC,” tweeted the user.

Another fan expressed his sadness by tweeting, “Feeling sad for sanju samson for not selecting in t20 wc squad . He deserves chance. #SanjuSamsonforT20WC #SanjuSamson #T20wc2022 #TeamIndiasquad”

Netizens react to Sanju Samson's omission from India's T20 World Cup squad
Netizens react to Sanju Samson’s omission from India’s T20 World Cup squad

Another Twitter user not only expressed displeasure with Samson’s omission. But also inclusion of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul in the squad.

“Why is Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson not in the team? Also Kl Rahul is a big mistake. He is nothing but a disappointment in high profile matches #T20WorldCup2022,” he tweeted.

Another user expressed his displeasure at Sanju’s omission, though through a hilarious joke.

“vo bhi 11 ka squad banati thi 6 besties & 5 boyfriends or me sanju samson hota tha,” he tweeted.

“Being #SanjuSamson fan is ain’t easy,” tweeted another user expressing heartbreak over player’s omission.

Another fan urged BCCI to include Samson in the squad.

“Sanju samson deserve in t20 world Cup squad. Please #bcci #Sanju #SanjuSamsonforT20WC #SanjuSamson | #T20WorldCup2022,” he tweeted.

Samson had a good Indian Premier League 2022, as his team Rajasthan Royals made it to the championship game. He had a strike rate of 146.79 and scored 458 runs in 17 games for an average of 28.63. His bat produced two half-centuries, the best of which was 55.

The few opportunities he had for India followed, and he did not let them down either.

Samson scored 179 runs at an average of 44.75 in six T20I games this season that spanned five innings. In his half-century against Ireland, he scored 77 runs.

Samson scored 130 runs at an average of 43.33 in six ODIs. In the five innings he played, his bat produced a half-century.

Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have rejoined the team in time for the World Cup as well as the Australia and South Africa series. In addition to being standby players for the T20 World Cup, pacers Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami are also in the teams for the two domestic series.

ICC T20 World Cup will take place this year from October 16 to November 13.

India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.