“Disappointed with Sanju Samson…”- India legend on inconsistency of Sanju Samson
When it comes to the wicket-keeper batter, Indian team have many options. In the current team, which is playing against South Africa, three wicket-keeper batsmen are available (Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik. Sanju Samson is also another choice but he has been in and out of the squad.
Now selectors have choose whom to play in the squad and 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev opined who among these four is the best for the wicket-keeper batter’s role.
“If you talk about wicketkeepers, all of them are almost same. But if you take about the better batter, on a given day all four can win you matches. If you talk about Wriddhiman Saha, he is better wicket-keeper than these four. But these four, as a batsman, are better,” Kapil Dev said in a discussion on Uncut.
“Maybe it’s the pressure of the high price he garnered at IPL auction”- Kapil Dev on Ishan Kishan
Kapil Dev also stated that Ishan Kishan’s performance in the T20I against South Africa is due to the fact of his being in pressure because of the high price he garnered at the IPL auction.
“I am disappointed with Sanju Samson. He is so talented. He does well in one or two matches and then he does not do anything. If we talk about consistency currently, Dinesh Karthik is ahead of all. Ishan Kishan has, I think, come under pressure. Maybe it’s the pressure of the high price that he garnered at the IPL auction. I have never got so much money so I will not be able to say.
“I don’t think Dinesh Karthik has surpassed Rishabh Pant in T20s. But this time he has done so well that he forced selectors to not ignore him. Pant is a youngster who has lot of cricket left, then there is Karthik who has loads of experience. The more said about Karthik the less. He started before Dhoni and is still continuing.”