The second match of the T20I series between the Indian cricket team and the Ireland cricket team is underway right now in Dublin. Captain Hardik Pandya has won the toss again and decided to bat first at The Village. The weather is sunny today, and India made three changes to their playing XI for this match. One of them was a forced one as Sanju Samson replaced the injured Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Ruturaj played in the first T20I of the series against the Ireland cricket team, but he did not come out to open the innings for the team because of a niggle. To make sure that his injury does not worsen, the team management has rested him for the second T20I of the series against the Ireland cricket team.
Speaking at the toss of the 2nd T20I against the Ireland cricket team, captain Hardik Pandya said today:
“We’re going to bat first. When we bowled first we expected the wicket to do a lot more. Credit to the boys to do what was required with the ball and then chase down the total. Three changes – Ruturaj misses out because of his niggle, Sanju Samson comes in. They seem pretty happy (grins as the crowd roars upon hearing of Samson’s selection).”
Huge cheer from the crowd for Sanju Samson! pic.twitter.com/OP61597mIr
— Utkarsh / Cricket is love ❤ (@cricketfan__) June 28, 2022Advertisement
Fans on Twitter noticed how Dublin went crazy after hearing the name of Sanju Samson
Wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson has gained enormous popularity over the last three years. He led the Rajasthan Royals to the IPL 2022 Final this year, and he has been a consistent performer for the team in the last few years.
Samson was surprisingly benched for the first T20I against the Ireland cricket team, but he has received a place in the playing XI today. Fans were ecstatic to see him in the team. Here are some of the top reactions to that roar:
Hardik Pandya: Sanju Samson returns. 🇮🇳Advertisement
*Crowd goes wild* 💗
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) June 28, 2022Advertisement
1:05 – 1:09 in the clip.Advertisement
Hardik Pandya announced that Sanju Samson is playing.Advertisement
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) June 28, 2022
As hardik pandya said Sanju Samson is playing today, the whole crowd gone wild and gave loud cheers for Sanju ! Hopes he does well 😀 pic.twitter.com/6re5ne1KCh
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) June 28, 2022Advertisement
— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) June 28, 2022
Sanju Samson getting roar from Crowd makes me feel Wow and Happy.♥️
— Shafin.🦁💛 (@Shafin2104) June 28, 2022Advertisement
The Moment When Samson Name Was Announced , The Crowd Got Mad , Sanju Sanju Chants 🤩🤩Advertisement
— Chinmay Shah (@chinmayshah28) June 28, 2022
Huge roar for Sanju Samson.
Hardik- The crowd is very happy to hear he’s playing 🤩Advertisement
— India Fantasy (@india_fantasy) June 28, 2022
Ruturaj-out Sanju Samson-IN
LOOK AT THE CROWD THEY WER SCREAMING WHEN HARDIK TOLD SAMSON WAS IN !!! #INDvsIRE
— Cricket Collin (@Jiksonjohny1) June 28, 2022Advertisement
Have to say Sanju Samson have crazy fanbase now!Advertisement
The moment Hardik Pandya at the toss said Sanju Samson is in the squad the crowd went crazy and started Sanju… Sanju chants!Advertisement
— Nilesh G (@oye_nilesh) June 28, 2022