Sanju Samson was ruled out of the T20I series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday with a knee injury. Wicketkeeper batter Sanju Samson was ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka after he hurt his left knee while fielding in the first match of the T20I series in Mumbai. Sanju Samson, who had made a return to the team after missing the ODI series against Bangladesh last month, had a poor outing with the bat as he was dismissed on 5. Sanju Samson was replaced by uncapped Jitesh Sharma in the squad, who produced a number of brillant performances for the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League 2022 season.
“Samson hurt his left knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the first T20I,” a BCCI release stated on Wednesday, confirming his absence for the remainder of the series. “He was taken for scans and a specialist opinion this afternoon in Mumbai by the BCCI Medical Team and has been advised rest and
SanjuSamson took to his official Instagram profile to react to the development. Posting his picture from the first T20I, he wrote, “All is well.”
While India’s T20I captain for the series – Hardik Pandya reacted with a heart emoji on the post while opener Shikhar Dhawan wished Sanju Samson a quick recovery from the injury.
Sanju Samson has played in 11 ODI and 17 T20I matches for India so far. The wicketkeeper-batter made his T20I debut in 2015.