Why did Suryakumar Yadav wear Sanju Samson’s jersey in first ODI?

Suryakumar Yadav wear Sanju Samson’s jersey

Suryakumar yadav gets medium size T-shirt instead of his usual ‘Large’; takes the field with Samson’s jersey in Barbados.

As a result the Mumbai batsman Yadav requested Samson to hand over his jersey as he wasn’t playing the game. The Indian team had picked Ishan Kishan over Samson for the first ODI which India won by five wickets.

As per the rule, players cannot tape the names printed behind their jersey so Yadav had no choice other than to wear the T-shirt with Samson’s name at the back.

It is learnt that the new jersey will be made available to Yadav only after the second ODI on Saturday.

“There was some size issue with his jersey. We were told about it two days before the game. He will be receiving his new jersey after the second ODI as the BCCI has shipped it with Indian team players selected for the T20 series. Till then he will be wearing his team mate jersey while playing,” a BCCI source said.

18 07 2023 sky 23475223 Why did Suryakumar Yadav wear Sanju Samson’s jersey in first ODI? news

India sprang in a surprise by picking Ishan Kishan over Sanju Samson in the first ODI against the West Indies at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown in Barbados. Kishan was ahead of Samson in the pecking order but the fact that he generally bats at the top of the order which will be occupied by Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill in this series made Samson the ideal candidate to keep wickets and made in the middle-order. The Indian team management, however, decided to go with Kishan, perhaps because of the left-hander’s advantage.

suryakumar yadav sanju samson jersey 750x536 1 Why did Suryakumar Yadav wear Sanju Samson’s jersey in first ODI? news
As per the team sheet shared by BCCI, Kishan is listed to bat at No.4 followed by Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav. It will be interesting to see how Kishan goes at No.4 as he has batted between No.4 and 7 only six times in his ODI career so far.

Samson, for his part, will be feeling hard done by. He has been away from the limited-overs sides due to an injury but he had dished out some impressive performances before that.

gettyimages 1241824431 Why did Suryakumar Yadav wear Sanju Samson’s jersey in first ODI? news

Samson may not have been picked for the series opener but he was present as a “fielder”, thanks to Suryakumar Yadav. SKY was seen fielding wearing Samson’s jersey as cameras panned towards him in the first over of the match bowled by Hardik Pandya. Netizens were quick to spot that as screenshots of SKY fielding in Samson’s jersey went viral.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *