‘No Hard Feelings There…’ – Manish Pandey Opines On Sanju Samson And International Comeback

By Daniel S

November 23, 2022

Sanju Samson, the talented Indian middle-order batter, was rested for the entire New Zealand T20I series and many fans opined that the Indian batter must have played in the series, given his proven prowess in the shortest format of the game.

As things stand, Manish Pandey, the Indian batter, opened up on Samson and said that he must have played more gams for India. Further, Pandey related to the incidents and claimed that he was sidelined during his days as well.

“See obviously, individually I would feel a little sad about it. But I am sure, whatever calls the Indian team was taking or whoever was playing a certain number of games, I was happy for them. Sanju was batting well, so I thought he should have now gotten games and he did,” Pandey was quoted as saying.

“So no hard feelings there. But on a personal front, I would obviously want to play a lot more games and prove myself at the highest level. But unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Maybe see how it goes from here on,” said the Indian batter further.

You actually feel little sad about it: Manish Pandey

Recollecting his days with the Indian team, Pandey said that he felt disappointed when he was not fetched with enough opportunities to prove his prowess. Further, the right-handed batter added that he wants to be in the present and await his opportunity if it arises in the future.

“I have been through that situation even with the Indian team. Because there were a lot of times where I have not played a lot of games and I have been sitting out. You actually feel a little sad about it, but it is all in the spirit of the game where the team requires something and then you have to abide by that. So I have been in these kinds of situations before and I think I should not be letting all these things affect me which will eventually affect my game. So I just want to be in the present. If I get an opportunity, I want to play and score well and see how it goes from there,” Pandey was quoted as saying.