Shikhar Dhawan’s reaction
On Samson not getting a place in the playing XI, Dhawan said, “Most players go through this phase, even if they have done well in the previous series. Conversation is important, captain and coach talk with the players. That explains why players like Samson are not picked in the team. It is because of team interest and team combination.”
Sanju Samson did not get a chance due to Rishabh Pant
The team management had decided to play Rishabh Pant before Sanju Samson, due to which Sanju Samson has been consistently out of the playing XI. Looking at Pant’s ability, he got frequent opportunities but he could not live up to them. Samson could not make it to the playing XI even after joining the team. He didn’t even get a chance in the T20 World Cup. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant were there. Sanju Samson may get more chances in the coming times.
Samson practiced hard
The Indian team has to play the first ODI against New Zealand in Auckland. Sanju Samson has practiced hard in the net session. It has to be seen whether he gets a chance or not. Samson may have to sit out in this match as well as Rishabh Pant is the vice-captain of the team. Dhawan’s statement has brought about team interest and combination. In such a situation, it can also happen that Samson will once again sit out.