- Sanju Samson was added to Team India’s T20I squad before the series opener
- He replaced KL Rahul, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week
- He played all three ODIs of the series
Before the start of the T20I series, Samson came up heartfelt gesture towards an Indian journalist, Vimal Kumar. The journalist took to his Youtube channel to share Samson’s heartfelt gesture towards him.
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As per Vimal, Samson offered him to travel with the team to the Brian Lara Stadium for the series opener. The wicketkeeper-batsman didn’t know that the protocols don’t allow journalists to travel with the team. Samson’s heartfelt gesture left the journalist in awe of the cricketer.
The 27-year-old wasn’t included in the playing XI in the opening T20I as Rishabh Pant kept the wickets. Surprisingly, there was no place for Ishan Kishan either. The team management sprung a big surprise and asked Suryakumar Yadav to open with Rohit Sharma. Suryakumar has opened the innings for Mumbai Indians in the past.
Riding on a half-century from captain Rohit and a knock of 41* off 19 by finisher Dinesh Karthik, India put on a huge total of 190/6 on the board. Debutant Alzarri Joseph scalped two wickets for the home team.
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Courtesy of a superb bowling effort from the Indian bowlers, none of the WI batters could breach the 20-run mark and the home team managed a total of 122/8 on the board. Arshdeep Singh, R Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi scalped 2 wickets each.
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