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IND vs AUS: No One Would Wanna Be In Sanju Samson’s Footwear Proper Now: Robin Uthappa



Sanju Samson, on Monday (September 18), suffered yet one more setback in his profession as he didn’t make the lower for the upcoming three-match ODI sequence towards Australia. Final month, he was additionally not named within the India squad for the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2023.

After the Asia Cup snub, it turned very clear that he wouldn’t be part of the Indian crew for the World Cup. In consequence, many anticipated him to be part of the second-string crew picked for the Asian Video games. Nevertheless, he was not included in that squad.

And on Monday, the Ajit Agarkar-led choice panel determined towards selecting him within the crew for the sequence towards Australia regardless of a variety of key gamers being rested. Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the primary two video games of the three-match sequence.

Sanju Samson had traveled with the Indian crew to Sri Lanka for the Asia Cup as a backup wicketkeeper and should have fancied his possibilities of incomes a recall within the absence of some key gamers. However as a substitute of giving Sanju Samson one other probability, the selectors have determined to present it to kids equivalent to Ruturaj Gaikwad and Tilak Varma. Each gamers are a part of the Indian crew for the primary two ODIs earlier than they’ll depart for China for the Asian Games.

Robin Uthappa on Sanju Samson’s situation:

The selectors’ determination to depart Sanju Samson from the Indian squad for the upcoming three-match ODI sequence towards Australia has triggered fairly a stir within the Indian cricket fraternity. Many consider that it’s a large setback for the wicketkeeper-batsman and the selectors have determined to maneuver on.

Former India batsman Robin Uthappa has comparable views too. Quickly after the India squad was introduced, Robin Uthappa took to X (previously Twitter) to share his views on Sanju Samson’s situation. Uthappa mentioned that not being part of the squad could be disheartening for the wicketkeeper-batsman, writing: “Nobody would wanna be in Sanju’s sneakers proper now!! 🤯

“The justification might be that even when he was within the squad he wouldn’t get a recreation. However not even being within the squad could be fairly disheartening,” he added.

India squad for first two ODIs: KL Rahul (captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, R Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, J Bumrah, M Siraj, M Shami, Tilak Varma, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar

India squad for third ODI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, R Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, J Bumrah, M Siraj, M Shami, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel (topic to health), R Ashwin, Washington Sundar

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