Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan reacted to the exclusion and said that if he was in Samson’s shoes, he would have been bitterly disappointed not to be included in the squad.
If I were in @IamSanjuSamson’s shoes right now, I would be bitterly disappointed…, Pathan wrote on X website.
Interestingly, Tilak Varma and Ruthuraj Gaikwad found a place in the team ahead of the Kerala batter.
Samson’s exclusion from India’s ODI World Cup squad has caused disappointment among many fans. Samson is a talented and versatile batsman who has proved himself in the Indian team on many occasions. However, he never got a permanent place in the
India Squad For 1st & 2nd ODIs: K.L. Rahul (C), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Tilak Varma, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar.
India’s squad lineup vs. Austrian national teamComposition for 3 ODIs: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, K.L. Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel (subject to eligibility), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R. Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohammed Siraj.