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[Watch] Sanju Samson Fails To Fill Virat Kohli’s Void Vs Bangladesh As Shoriful Strikes Early

Samson gets dismissed by Shoriful (x.com)Samson gets dismissed by Shoriful (x.com)

Sanju Samson had a clear-cut opportunity on Saturday (June 1) to shine with the bat for India against Bangladesh in their T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up match at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. 

Since Virat Kohli was unavailable due to his late arrival in the USA, Samson could have easily secured a place in the playing XI for the upcoming fixtures with a significant knock against the neighbours. However, he failed to impress, scoring only 1 off five balls before Shoriful Islam trapped him leg-before during the second over of India's innings.

Samson came to open the innings alongside captain Rohit Sharma, a position where Kohli should potentially play in the prestigious event this time around. The Rajasthan Royals skipper never seemed comfortable at the crease before a delivery which came back in got the better of him.

The ball hit his pad, and immidiately after the LBW appeal, on-field umpire Paul Reiffel raised his finger.

Watch - Samson Falls Early; Shoriful Does The Trick

Samson, who is not having his best time in his international career, jokingly signalled DRS, even though he knew it was unavailable during the warm-ups. It would not have saved him anyway, as the replay suggested the ball would have kissed the leg stump.