Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh took a jibe at the MSK Prasad-led selection panel for dropping wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson from the squad for the upcoming series against West Indies.
After the T20 International (T20I) and ODI squads were announced on Thursday, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor had tweeted “Very disappointed to see @IamSanjuSamson 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.”
Sanju Samson was called up to the Indian team for their three-match T20I series against Bangladesh on the back of impressive performances in the domestic circuit, including a swashbuckling double-century in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match.
However, he was not given a start in any of the matches and was then dropped for the series against West Indies.
India will play West Indies in three T20Is and three ODIs. The first T20I will be played on December 6 in Hyderabad. The ODI series will start on December 15.