Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson responded with a cryptic tweet after he was shown the doors from India’s limited format squad against West Indies in the upcoming T20 and ODI series on Thursday.
Riding on a string of stunning innings in the domestic circuit earlier this year, Samson was given a call to join the Men in Blue in the three-match Bangladesh T20 series, where the youngster had to stay content with watching the action along the sidelines.
Instead, Rishabh Pant was chosen over Samson to be a part of the playing XI against Bangladesh.
Despite a wobbly display with the bat and behind the stumps, the Indian selectors have, once again, shown trust in wicketkeeper-batsman Pant and decided to exclude Samson from the squad that is set to take on West Indies in T20 and ODI series starting December 6.
Taking the disappointing news in his stride, Samson, on Friday, tweeted a “smiling” emoji from his Twitter account.
Desi fans sensed what Samson was really implying with his tweet and sent their support out to the dejected cricketer in the most Indian way possible.