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Samson’s continued exclusion from the squad has led to fans regularly criticizing the Indian team management for not giving him a chance. Although Sanju Samson has put in some reliable performances over the past few months, he has not been a regular in the Indian cricket team. Meanwhile, reports emerged that the Ireland Cricket Board recently offered Samson a place in its squad.
Reports said that the Ireland board had promised Samson that he would play in all the matches if he moved to the country for his cricket career. Samson, however, rejected the offer saying that he wanted to represent India and could not imagine playing for another country at the international level. The 28-year-old would have to cut all links with the BCCI and the Indian Premier League if he accepted the offer.
Sanju’s recent Performance
Samson was not included in the Indian squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup. He was also overlooked for the Asia Cup 2022. Recently, Samson failed to make the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. He was included in the squad for the ODI series against New Zealand but did not get a chance to play in those matches.
Samson batted well during the three-match ODI series against South Africa. He almost led India to victory in the first ODI, which the Men in Blue narrowly lost. Samson scored an unbeaten 86 to help India close to victory, but his efforts fell short as India lost by nine runs. He scored an unbeaten 30 and 2 in the next two one-day internationals against South Africa respectively. India won the series 2-1.