The former spinner of India Harbhajan Singh requested BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to change the selection committee for not selecting Sanju Samson for the upcoming T20I and ODI matches against West Indies.
Indian team players XI were announced on Thursday. Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor had tweeted, “Very disappointed to see Sanju Samson dropped without a chance. He carried the drinks for three T20Is & has been promptly discarded. Are they testing his batting or his heart?” Responding to Shashi Tharoor’s tweet, Harbhajan wrote: “I guess they r testing his heart. #selectionpanelneedtobechanged need strong people there.. hope dada @SGanguly99 will do the needful.”
Samson was part of the India T20I squad against Bangladesh. However, he did not get a chance to be a part of the playing XI in any of the three matches.
Players for T20l and ODI’s had released
Playing XI OF T20l:
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Playing XI OF ODI:
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar