Fans were furious with the BCCI after they named Sanju Samson as the skipper of India A for the ODI series against New Zealand A. They lashed out at the governing body for not selecting him in the T20 World Cup 2022 and giving him opportunities in the A sides.
BCCI announces the squad for the A series against New Zealand
The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) on Friday (16th September) announced the 16-member squad for the A series against New Zealand. Sanju Samson is back in the Indian setup and will lead the team.
Also, Prithvi Shaw has made a comeback after being out of the Indian set-up for a while along with Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi in the side. Rajat Patidar and Tilak Varma, who has impressed many with their performances of late, have also been provided with the chance.
The likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Ahmed and Rahul Chahar will handle the spin bowling department whereas Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Navdeep Saini along with U-19 all-rounder Raj Angad Bawa will be the pacers in the side.
Here’s India A squad for the ODI series against New Zealand A
Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Rajat Patidar, Sanju Samson (Captain), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Ahmed, Rahul Chahar, Tilak Varma, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Navdeep Saini, Raj Angad Bawa.
Twitterati lashes at out at BCCI over the selection of Sanju Samson in the A side
As BCCI named the squad for the A-side series, fans on Twitter fumed out at the BCCI over Sanju Samson’s selection. The keeper batter was notably dropped from India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2022. This broke out huge controversy as fans were unhappy with him.
Also reports recently emerged that fans of the keeper batter will go on protest after he wasn’t named in the T20 World Cup 2022 squad. Twitterati has now related Sanju’s selection in the A squad to this as they feel that BCCI was afraid of the selectors.
Here are some of the reactions:
Y?? He should have been on the T20WC flight… not playing A gamesAdvertisement
— Abhinav Jain ❤🇮🇳 (@abhi31jain) September 16, 2022
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— The Z God ✨ (@_17thExile) September 16, 2022Advertisement
Dear sanju Samson's fans pighalna mt
Todo in bcci walo ki
I think sanju deserve the most in wc squad
Hooda or rishabh to bs ede hi chle gyeAdvertisement
— Bųŋtន TђåkμƦ (@Tk97938201Bt) September 16, 2022
Worest BCCI management…. Adu jay shah gadu……dada gadu…. There's no use with them…. people know about their politics in BCCI pic.twitter.com/C3HAUgWRRp
— Kreator🕑 (@thundergodelfir) September 16, 2022Advertisement
They are scared of protest so they thought of making him the captain 😂😂Advertisement
— Himanshu (@himanshuj111295) September 16, 2022
Where he should have ?.you are not Even taking in the stand by ? And making him as a captain to Lead India A….
This images says a lot… pic.twitter.com/NmX7RRUBuLAdvertisement
— KAPIL DEV TAMRAKAR 🚀 🇮🇳 (@kapildevtmkr) September 16, 2022
Sanju samson should’ve been in T20 world cup squad in place of your favourite son Pant. These lollipops won't stop the protest against the dirty politics of BCCI. this is just a beginning
— Arya 👑 (@samson_arya) September 16, 2022Advertisement
There is no logic for selectors bcci coach captain Sanju Samson never given chance atleast 3 series to check performance. One match given next match out of team. So poor bcci policy. ⁉️ Putting Samson in India A squad doesn't matter at all. BCCI should give him a chance in WC.Advertisement
— SK Pandey (@pandey_shakunt) September 16, 2022
Wasting his talent, his best format is T20 and he should be part of the wc side.
— India Fantasy (@india_fantasy) September 16, 2022Advertisement
Are mujhe laga Sanju baba t20 World Cup squad mein aa gaye 😂Advertisement
— A random person (@TheAlienfromSun) September 16, 2022
— SHALU S (@SHALUS70207421) September 16, 2022Advertisement
BCCI after hearing about the protest: pic.twitter.com/K3fVNSFx3fAdvertisement
— Khalid Mahmood Akif (@KM_Akif) September 16, 2022
He deserved a place in the WC squad too, Shame on you and your biased Selectors. #SanjuSamsonforT20WC
— Sourabh Pareek (@CricSourabh7) September 16, 2022Advertisement