“But selectors want Rishabh Pant at any cost”, Twitter reacts as Ravichandran Ashwin says that Sanju Samson should play all games now

Sanju Samson, a cricketer from Kerala, had an outstanding batting season in IPL 2022, but he was never given a fair shot with the Indian side since Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik were picked.

His omission from the starting lineup for the T20I series against New Zealand has once again garnered media attention. Ravichandran Ashwin, an Indian cricketer, has claimed that he is just as excited as everyone else to see Samson play in every game since he is in such fantastic shape right now.

While all was going on, Samson got his first taste of international action in India’s first ODI against New Zealand at Eden Park. India ended their 50 overs with a total of 306/7, with the 28-year-old scoring 36 off 38 balls. The team’s stand-in skipper, Shikhar Dhawan, and opener, Shubman Gill, both struck 50s, while Shreyas Iyer, who faced 76 balls, scored 80, and looked in terrific form.

“For his (Sanju Samson) talent, if he doesn’t play, he will obviously get trended. I want Sanju Samson to get all the opportunities. In fact, I even said that I am looking forward to watching him play since he is in exceptional form at the moment and is playing superbly,” Ashwin said on his YouTube channel.

The second One-Day International between India and New Zealand will take place on Sunday, and the Indian squad has arrived in Hamilton to participate. Though Shikhar Dhawan and company lost the first ODI of the three-game series to hosts New Zealand by seven wickets, the team’s spirits seemed upbeat, as evidenced by the sight of Bhangra dancing by Arshdeep Singh as he arrived at the stadium.

Players like Shreyas Iyer and Umran Malik can be seen stepping out of the team bus in a video posted online by the BCCI. The players were later seen doing a Bhangra routine. Sanju Samson was enthusiastic as well, as seen by the ‘v for victory’ sign he made.

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