Sanju Samson and Kapil Dev
Sanju Samson and Kapil Dev (Picture Supply: Twitter)

There was an uproar within the media when India’s T20I squad for the South Africa collection didn’t contain Sanju Samson. The Rajasthan skipper, who had a superb season for the franchise in IPL 2022, guiding them to their second-ever remaining within the competitors’s historical past, did not make a lower into the nationwide group. Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has expressed his disappointment over the flamboyant batters’ inconsistency and sights it as the explanation for his omission from the Indian group.

Samson scored 458 runs for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022, and he led them to the ultimate of this 12 months’s competitors, solely to be toppled by Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans on the ultimate night time. Though the right-hander endured a prolific season with the bat, his incapability to transform begins into huge scores is an enormous headache for the group.

Kapil Dev, who led the Indian aspect to their first-ever World Cup glory in 1983, pinpointed the explanation behind the teen’s absence from the nationwide squad. One of the elegant batters among the many present crop of Indian gamers, the wicketkeeper-batter usually fails to get going for the nationwide aspect. The Fashionable right-hander has represented the boys in blue in 13 T20Is however failed to depart an impression with simply 174 runs with out a single fifty to his identify.

I’m extraordinarily upset with Sanju Samson: Kapil Dev

“All three can win the match for India on their very own accord”, Kapil Dev stated whereas evaluating Karthik, Kishan, and Samson, whereas talking to Uncut.

The ex-cricketer additionally revealed that Samson’s wicketkeeping skills are at par with that of Ishan Kishan and Dinesh Karthik, who’re half of the present Indian group within the T20I collection in opposition to South Africa.

“To be sincere, if I’ve to select a greater wicketkeeper between the three (Karthik, Ishan, and Samson), I might say they’re nearly on the similar stage. I can’t say there may be a lot distinction. However by way of batting, every one is best than the opposite. On a given day, all three can win the match for India on their very own accord,” the previous Indian captain added.