Sanju Samson dropped: Harbhajan Singh wants Sourav Ganguly to ‘change’ selection panel, include ‘strong people’
Harbhajan Singh, who was at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens to witness India’s historic Test match, was reacting to the news of Sanju Samson being dropped from the Indian T20I squad for the three-match home series against the West Indies
Bengaluru: Senior Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has urged BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to “change” the selection panel headed by MSK Prasad and wants “strong people” to come in.
Harbhajan, who was at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens to witness India’s historic Test match, was reacting to the news of Sanju Samson being dropped from the Indian T20I squad for the three-match home series against the West Indies.
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Young Samson was axed from the squad without getting a chance to play against Bangladesh. To this, fans had questioned the Prasad-led committee’s decision.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor too was not happy with the decision of axing Samson without giving a chance. “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?,” the Member of Parliament from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram tweeted.
To this, Harbhajan replied, “I guess they r testing his heart #selectionpanelneedtobechanged need strong people there.. hope dada @SGanguly99 will do the needful (sic).”
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Harbhajan and several other former Indian cricketers watched the pink ball Test in Kolkata. India demolished Bangladesh inside three days. The Virat Kohli-led team won by an innings and 46 runs.
With this, India completed a 2-0 clean sweep of the series. India lead the ICC World Test Championship with 360 points.