On 18 November 2022, team India began their three-match T20I series in New Zealand. But, the first match of the series got abandoned due to heavy rain. However, before that clash, Sanju Samson was looking in great touch. The young wicket-keeper was seen hitting ‘No-look’ sixes in the practices session.
Fans were not happy as Sanju Samson missed the final squad of team India for the recently concluded 20-20 World Cup. Now, a video from the World Cup has gone viral where Ravi Shastri was seen with a suggestion for Samson. Fans looked surprised after hearing such a suggestion from the former Indian coach.
Here is the shared video:
Give him 10 games in a row. Don't drop him after just two games. Make others sit out and play Samson for 10 games – Shastri
Only if BCCI had appointed someone like Shastri as coach…..wait… pic.twitter.com/bC2I8kIhm5
— ∆nkit🏏 (@CaughtAtGully) November 19, 2022
“Bithao dusre log ko, do Sanju Samson ko chance” – Ravi Shastri
Speaking of the video, Ravi Shastri was seen telling that youngsters need to be given a long run in the Indian team in the upcoming days. He said: “Look for some other youngsters. Like Sanju Samson, do na chance. Ab 10 match do usko. Aisa nahi do match khela phir nikala. Bithao dusre log ko, usko do 10 match.” He also added: “Phir dikhna. 10 matches ke baad decide karo aur opportunities dena hai ki nahi.”
It seemed like the former Indian Coach wants to see Sanju Samson having a long run in the Indian team in the upcoming days. But, such a suggestion baffled fans. Ravi Shastri was the previous head coach of the Men in Blue. But, during his tenure also, he did not give a regular run to the young wicketkeeper. Before the 20-20 World Cup, there were several reports that Sanju Samson might go to the tournament over Rishabh Pant. Now, in this New Zealand tour, Samson is a part of both the T20I and ODI series.
But, selectors showed faith in Rishabh Pant and the veteran keeper, Dinesh Karthik. However, they failed to do justice to their selection with their performances in the tournament. As a result, India lost the World Cup in the semi-final against England. Even, on 18 November, Chetan Sharma and the entire Selection Committee got sacked by the Board.