At the absence of Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahals from T20I Squad Shashi Tharoor Fumes

As the squad for the T20I series against Australia has been announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the names of several senior players are missing. While Suryakumar Yadav was named the captain of the team, youngsters like Rinku Singh, Jitesh Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, etc. earned the nod. However, many fans expressed surprise over the fact that the likes of Sanju Samson and Yuzvendra Chahal weren't part of the team despite not featuring in India's ODI World Cup 2023 campaign.
Even politician Shashi Tharoor took to social media to slam the selectors of the BCCI for snubbing the duo of Samson and Chahal. Tharoor even said that Samson shouldn't just have been picked but also made the captain of the team in the absence of seniors like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, etc.
He wrote on X, "This is truly inexplicable. @IamSanjuSamson should not just have been selected; he should have led the side in the absence of all the seniors. His captaincy experience with Kerala and @rajasthanroyals is more current than SKY's. Our selectors need to explain themselves to the cricket-loving public. And why no @yuzi_chahal either?”


Nov 23, 2023 6:18 AM