Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has aimed his criticism at Indian wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson following his poor performance in the recently concluded T20I series against West Indies. Kaneria said that Samson’s inability to seize the opportunities presented during the tour lies squarely on his own shoulders.
“Sorry to say, but you had enough chances in this series, but you weren’t able to deliver. This is his own fault. The selectors or anyone else shouldn’t be blamed, it was completely his fault. Sanju Samson should blame himself if he remains out of the team for a long time now,” Kaneria remarked on his YouTube channel.
Kaneria’s analysis didn’t stop with Samson, as he questioned the tactical choices made by the Indian team management, particularly their decision regarding Mukesh Kumar. He highlighted the tactical flaw, asserting:
“With Hardik Pandya there, you cannot play Mukesh Kumar, as both of them have a similar pace. Umran Malik bowls very fast, but is wayward. Wouldn’t it have been better if India tried out Umran by playing him in all matches in this series? It would have increased his confidence.”