Kerala cricketer Sanju Samson has been one of the top contenders to make the India team, but talented Rishabh Pant has not let that happen as yet. On Saturday, Samson strengthened his case while slamming his maiden double century in a List A game for Kerala. With that, the 24-year-old promising cricketer has joined an elite club featuring Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Virender Sehwag. Samson’s unbeaten 212* came off just 129 balls and his innings was laced with 10 sixes and 21 boundaries.
Thanks to Samson’s surreal show, fans are now demanding his inclusion in the Indian team in place of Pant who has had a mixed career thus far. Of late, he has been criticised for his shot selection, especially in limited-overs cricket. Despite registering two overseas tons, veteran Wriddhiman Saha has been preferred for the first two Tests of the ongoing three-match series against South Africa at home.
After the breathtaking knock from Samson, here is how fans are reacting.
Earlier, Kerala won the toss and opted to bat first in the Group A & B clash. Apart from Samson, Sachin Baby also slammed a century. He scored 127 off 135 balls.
Sachin joined Sanju after Vishnu Vinod departed in the eighth over of the match and together the duo stitched a marathon 338-run-partnership for the third wicket helping Kerala to 372/3 in Alur.