New Delhi – Indian cricketer Manish Pandey reacts to Sanju Samson denying a chance. Manish Pandey said that Sanju is batting well and he wants him to play in his place in the Indian team.
Sanju Samson is a good player. He has had matches and proved it by playing in them. Sanju was supposed to replace me in the Indian team. But I can understand Sanju’s current position in the Indian team. I have also had to sit on the bench a few times like this.
You might feel bad about it. But it should all be taken in the spirit of competition. We have to adapt to the needs of the team. But now I don’t think about it, it will affect me and my games badly. I only think about the present. If I get a chance, I want to prove it by playing well.’- said Manish. If Sanju was included in the team for the one-off series against New Zealand, he did not get a chance to play a single match.
Manish, who has played for the Indian team since 2016, has played 29 ODIs and 39 Twenty20 matches so far. Manish, who was playing at number three, rarely got a chance to bat in this position. Due to lack of consistency in scoring runs and poor strike rate, the player did not get enough opportunities in the limited overs format and was later dropped from the team. Manish Pandey played his last Twenty20 international match in 2020. The bat was taken for the last ODI match in 2021.
English Summary: Sanju Samson was batting well, I thought he should have played in my place: India batsman Manish Pandey