Fans on Twitter/X expressed their frustration towards India’s wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson due to his lackluster performances in the ongoing five-match T20I series against the West Indies. Widely recognized as one of India’s most promising batters, Samson is known for his positive approach and game-changing abilities.
Despite his talent and successful outings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Samson has struggled to secure a consistent spot in Team India’s lineup. However, the ongoing West Indies tour presented him with consistent opportunities, but unfortunately, he has failed to capitalize on them.
Anticipation was high for Sanju Samson to deliver impactful innings if not big scores, yet his performances in the current T20I series have been underwhelming. Across three innings, he has failed to produce noteworthy performances.
In the first two T20Is, Samson managed scores of 12 and 7 respectively. Unfortunately, his struggle continued in the series-deciding fifth T20I, where he was dismissed for a mere 13 runs off 9 balls at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida.
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Although Samson crossed the milestone of 6000 T20 runs during the fifth match, his inability to capitalize on the opportunities provided has drawn criticism from fans on X. They expressed disappointment over what they perceive as an underutilization of his talent and his failure to make a mark in the ongoing series.
Sanju Samson ,
Played All Five T20 Matches Against West Indies. Didn’t Score Single Fifty.
People always start & say he doesn’t get the chance blah blah blah.
— KAPIL DEV TAMRAKAR 🇮🇳🚀𝕏 (@kapildevtamkr) August 13, 2023
Each and every player contributed at some point in this series except for the legend Ganju Ganson. #SanjuSamson this guy is just not fit for international cricket of any formats. Just kick him out and look for someone better
— The Highwayman 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@anirbanmm) August 13, 2023
This has to be the end of Sanju Samson’s India career. How many chances for God’s sake? #INDvsWI
— Tapan Joshi (@tapanjoshi28) August 13, 2023
— Vijay Tagore (@vijaymirror) August 13, 2023
People before this series:
Rohit and Rahul dravid are doing injustice by not playing Sanju Samson. Rohit only favors Mumbai Lobby.
Meanwhile Sanju Samson has failed in each and every game. pic.twitter.com/syXLDy8eHF
— Ansh Shah (@asmemesss) August 13, 2023
— 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐢𝐢⁴⁵🥂 (@rushiii_12) August 13, 2023
Sanju samson has been the most overrated player in the indian team currently. Zero brain cricketer 😤😠
— Rahul (@rahul_vnr32) August 13, 2023
Thankyou sanju samson 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SOFhyRWGNr
— Arun Singh (@ArunTuThikHoGya) August 13, 2023
— JAY 𝕏 जय 🚭 (@galat_londey) August 13, 2023
Justice for Sanju Samson ❌
Justice for team India ✅
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) August 13, 2023
Enough is ENOUGH, Drop this PR merchant Sanju Samson!
— ᴘʀᴀᴛʜᴍᴇsʜ⁴⁵ (@45Fan_Prathmesh) August 13, 2023
West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran(w), Rovman Powell(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph
India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar