Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

The former T20 World Cup winners for India in 2007, Robin Uthappa and Irfan Pathan have sympathised with Sanju Samson over his omission from the upcoming ODI series against Australia starting on September 22, Friday. The Indian wicket-keeper batter didn’t find a place in the Men in Blue squad, which was announced on September 18, Monday, which led to the retired cricketers speaking out in support of him through their official Twitter accounts.

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Notably, the Indian cricket team for the first two matches against Australia has some of the top players being rested, including the likes of captain Rohit Sharma, vice-captain Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, and Axar Patel, who are bound for the ODI World Cup 2023 next month. It has led to a few fringe players finding a place in the Indian squad for their upcoming challenge, but Sanju Samson, who has an exceptional record in ODIs, has been snubbed by the team management once more.

To share his views pertaining to Sanju Samson’s omission from Team India for the upcoming ODI series against Australia, Robin Uthappa took to his official Twitter account and said, “No one would wanna be in Sanju’s shoes right now!! #madness”. In another tweet, he seemingly elaborated, “The justification could be that even if he was in the squad he wouldn’t get a game. But not even being in the squad would be quite disheartening.”

Irfan Pathan also talked about how hard it must be for Sanju Samson to keep on getting snubbed from the Indian ODI team, citing his own example. His tweet read, “If I’m in place of @IamSanjuSamson  right now I will be very disappointed…”.

Moreover, the Men in Blue squad for the third and final ODI against the Aussies has all the members who are headed to the quadrennial spectacle. This match will act as a dress rehearsal for India and Australia, before their ICC World Cup 2023 opener on October 8, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.