Sanju Samson Cricket Ireland has decided to give the Indian batter a chance, even though the Indian national squad has repeatedly ignored him. Cricket Ireland has permitted Sanju Samson to play international cricket despite repeated denials from India. India has neglected Samson in several instances.
Ireland has contacted the Kerala-born keeper-batsman to get him to play for them in international cricket with the guarantee that he would participate in all of their matches. Samson has only played 27 games since making his debut in 2015. Despite this, his career started in 2015. The bulk of games happened in 2022.
Ireland Cricket Gave A Chance To Sanju Samson To Play Internationally
According to Malayalam Manorama, Cricket Ireland has given Sanju Samson has offered him a chance to play internationally. The Kerala-born superstar wasn’t picked for the Asia Cup or T20 World Cup, or the Bangladesh tour. Despite his great achievements since his recovery, Samson still needs to be considered for the national team.
According to sources, Cricket Ireland promised Sanju he’d play in every game if he switched allegiances. The Irish squad has indicated an interest in the post of captain cum batter, which they are hunting for. In the first half of the 2017 season, the 28-year-old led Rajasthan Royals to their first Indian Premier League final since 2008.
Did Samson Accept Ireland Cricket’s Offer?
If the Rajasthan Royals skipper accepted the offer, the Kerala-born batsman would have to give up his berth in the IPL and other Indian cricket championships. Unmukt Chand, a former Under-19 World Cup captain, pursued a similar route and currently works in the US.
Despite this, rumors say that he did not accept the offer. Samson stated he could only play for India and couldn’t conceive of playing for another country. Even though he thanked Ireland for considering him, Samson said he could only play for India.
Meanwhile, the 28-year-old has committed to participating in the first two Ranji Trophy games Kerala will play this season. It’s been three years since he last played red-ball cricket. This event marks his return.
Samson will return to the Indian team in January for the series against Sri Lanka. With India planning to restructure their XI for the Twenty20s under Hardik Pandya’s guidance, he is in the hunt for a ticket, albeit it is not guaranteed.