Sanju Samson was batting well, I thought he should’ve played in my place: Indian batter Manish Pandey

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Sanju Samson is a talented wicketkeeper-batsman playing for India since 2015. He is one of the neglected cricketers as he is always been sidelined from the main playing XI. This can be too due to fierce competition for the wicketkeeper role. Recently, Manish Pandey commented on his batting skills and his place in the playing XI.

Manish Pandey on Sanju Samson

His statements,

” See obviously, individually I would feel a little sad about it. But I am sure, whatever calls the Indian team was taking or whoever was playing a certain number of games, I was happy for them. Sanju was batting well, so I thought he should have now gotten games and he did. So no hard feelings there. But on a personal front, I would obviously want to play a lot more games and prove myself at the highest level. But unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Maybe see how it goes from here on.”

“I have been through that situation even with the Indian team. Because there were a lot of times where I have not played a lot of games and I have been sitting out. You actually feel a little sad about it, but it is all in the spirit of the game where the team requires something and then you have to abide by that. So I have been in these kinds of situations before and I think I should not be letting all these things affect me which will eventually affect my game. So I just want to be in the present. If I get an opportunity, I want to play and score well and see how it goes from there.”

Manish basically hinted that he is not getting enough playing time for India. He warms the bench most of the time he is selected for a series. He is performing well but has not been selected. He also mentioned individually it will be disappointing as he is giving away his place but if it is better for the team then he is happy about it. Sanju also captains Rajasthan Royal in IPL.

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