IND vs BAN: ‘He also drowned in the warm-up game’: Sanju Samson was brutally trolled for missing against Bangladesh in the T20 WC 2024 warm-up game

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, on Saturday (June 1), got the perfect opportunity to cement his place in India’s XI ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Since the wicketkeeper-batsman did well in IPL 2024, the Indian team management decided to try him as an opener in the ongoing warm-up match against Bangladesh in New York. While many expected Yashasvi Jaiswal to open the innings with captain Rohit Sharma, the team management decided to try Sanju Samson.

The right-handed batsman has had an excellent campaign in the recently concluded IPL 2024. The Kerala star enjoyed a very prolific outing with the bat, scoring consistently to take his team Rajasthan Royals to the playoffs. Only four batsmen managed to score more runs than him in IPL 2024.

Sanju Samson ended his campaign in the 17th edition of the tournament with an impressive 531 runs with the help of five half-centuries. He scored the runs at an average of over 48 and a strike rate of over 153. With form on his side, Samson had the perfect opportunity to score a big goal against Bangladesh and impress the management of the equipment.

However, he failed to get going with the bat and was out for just 1 run off six balls. He was caught in front of the stumps by fast bowler Shoriful Islam. And when Samson failed to get going in the warm-up game, fans were quick to shoot him.

These are some of the reactions to Sanju Samson’s failure in the warm-up match:

Talking about the ongoing game, India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first. At the time of writing this report, India were 83 for 2 in 9 overs. After Samson’s dismissal, Mahmudullah fired Rohit. The veteran opener opened the scoring but could not convert it into a big score and was out for 23.

Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant were batting in the middle order at the time of writing this report. For the main event, India is drawn in Group A along with Ireland, Pakistan, Canada and the United States. The Men in Blue will open their campaign against Ireland on June 5.