India wicketkeeper Sanju Samson failed once again as he was dismissed for two off five balls during the fifth and final T20I against New Zealand at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Sunday. Trying to play an extravagant cover-drive, the 25-year-old could not keep the ball along the ground and was caught by Mitchell Santner. Also Read - Sanju Samson Right in Denying Chris Morris Single: Brian Lara Reacts on Controversy After Punjab Beat Rajasthan
Since his comeback in the side after making his debut in 2015, he has failed to get to double digits in his last three outings, registering scores of 2, 8 and 6. Also Read - Sanju Samson-Chris Morris Single Controversy: Kumar Sangakkara Reacts After Punjab Edge Rajasthan in Last-Ball Thriller in IPL 2021
Samson was an experiment by the management which has failed miserably and fans want BCCI to get Rishabh Pant back in the mix. Also Read - Sanju Samson Claims 'Second Half of my Knock Was Best in IPL' After RR Skipper's Hundred Goes in Vain
After Samson’s recent failure, here is how netizens reacted:
Meanwhile, India, who have a 4-0 lead in the ongoing five-match T20I series will look to go for the jugular and whitewash the hosts. The tourists rested regular skipper Virat Kohli for the final T20I against New Zealand on Sunday and stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma opted to bat after winning the toss at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
Sharma, who was rested in the previous game, returning to India’s Playing XI, remains their only change which means Rishabh Pant continued to warm the bench.