Datrim ∙ Updated: Sep 19 2023, 3:20 PM | 2 Min Read

Sanju Samson Posts Cryptic Message After Australia ODI Series Exclusion

image-lmq1s0r2Sanju Samson snubbed from Ind vs Aus ODIs [Twitter]

Sanju Samson has once again been ignored by the Indian selectors as the wicketkeeper batter failed to cement his place in the Indian squad for the upcoming ODI series against Australia. Previously, the 28-year-old was axed from India's ODI World Cup squad which was announced earlier this month.  

But some experts have been left baffled by Samson's exclusion from the Indian squad that will be facing Australia in a 3-match ODI series starting on September 22. With some big names like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli being rested, there was a growing sense of possibility that Samson would be given a chance ahead of the series. But after due consideration, the Ajit Agarkar-led committee decided to persist with KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan. 

Following the announcement, Sanju posted a cryptic message on his Facebook account with a smile emoji.

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A lot of hidden emotions hide behind the smile emoji. The news of his omission would have been a bitter pill to swallow. The Kerala-based cricketer has been in and out of the Indian squad for quite some time. Besides, his performance on the big stage has also been erratic to say the least. 

The BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar announced two different teams for the ODI series against Australia. While stars like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya have been rested for the first two ODIs, India will feature a full-strength squad for the third and final ODI. 

Ravichandran Ashwin will make an ODI appearance for the first time since 2022. KL Rahul will be expected to lead the Indian team in the first two games in the absence of Rohit with Ravindra Jadeja being his deputy.