NZ VS IND: Samson was left out of the Indian team for the final ODI against New Zealand, and Shashi Tharoor voiced his displeasure on social media. India, spearheaded by Shikhar Dhawan. Put 219 runs on the board in their first innings of the third and final ODI match against New Zealand.
In the end, the game was abandoned due to heavy rain, allowing the hosts to win the ODI series. Shashi Tharoor, a politician, is not happy about his decision to not play Sanju Samson in the game.
With the exception of Shreyas Iyer and Washington Sundar, the batting unit was kitted out by the Kiwi bowlers since it was a game that needed to be won. After scoring 10 runs off of 16 balls, Rishabh Pant came under heavy fire. Tharoor poked fun at the player by saying that he needs a break from the white-ball style.
“Pant failed once more; he obviously needs a vacation from playing white-ball cricket. One another chance lost for @IamSanjuSamson, who must now wait for the @IPL to prove he is one of India’s top top-order batters,” tweeted Tharoor.
NZ VS IND: ‘One more failure for Pant’ – Shashi Tharoor
The Thiruvananthapuram MP made it obvious that he opposed removing Samson from the team for the game by spitting out statistics in a second post, which he had earlier in the day tweeted.
Rishabh Pant has performed well at No. 4, thus it’s crucial to support him, according to @VVSLaxman281. Samson averages 66 in ODIs, has scored runs in each of his past five games and is now on the bench. He has failed in ten of his last eleven innings and is a solid player who is out of form. Go figure,” Tharoor wrote in another tweet.
In the first ODI, Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer formed a crucial 94-run stand as the wickets kept falling. Before the skipper dropped the keeper-batter in the following two games, the player made 36 runs off of 38 deliveries.
India scored 219 runs in total during the game, according to the scoreboard. The hosts won the ODI series. However despite the Kiwi hitters starting the second innings off strong, the game was abandoned owing to rain.
NZ VS IND: Shubman Gill is The Indian With Most Runs After First 15 ODI innings
Shubman Gill failed to make an impression and only scored 13 runs in 22 balls in Christchurch, but he still has an impressive batting record. The Punjab-born batsman has the most runs among Indian batters after the first 15 one-day international innings thanks to a flawless start to his ODI career.
Shubamn Gill has played in 15 ODI matches so far, scoring 687 runs at an average of 57.25 and a strike rate of little under 100 in that time.
For any Indian batter in their first 15 ODI innings, this is a record. It’s interesting to note that Shreyas Iyer, Gill’s teammate, had previously held the record with 686 runs at that time.