Danish Kaneria has made some debatable comments during his youtube video. He talked about picking one out of the two swing bowlers India have, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He also talked how Sanju Samson should play for India regularly.
“Deepak Chahar is injury prone, but he is a better bowler than Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He should replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the T20I squad” were his words as he implies that Bhuvi has been expensive frequently as of late. He asks India to move on to better and younger options now.
“Do you want a pacer who concedes 35-40 runs? It’s time to move on from Kumar. There is Prasidh Krishna and T Natarajan as well. India already have Arshdeep Singh. Bhuvi doesn’t seem to have age on his side as far as the 2024 T20 World Cup is concerned”. The Pakistani leg spinner believes India have enough youngsters to replace the 32-year-old pacer.
He also talked about how Rishabh Pant was backed unnecessarily from a long time. “While Pant has been struggling, Sanju Samson has been coming up with consistent performances. He did well against South Africa but was not picked in the T20 World Cup squad” as he confidently says that Sanju Samson has better skills than the left hander.
Kaneria also compared this situation to Pakistani team, saying that this liking disliking culture is present in both the national teams. “We talk about liking and disliking in Pakistan. Something similar seems to be happening in India. Teams are being created based on liking and disliking in India as well”.
Danish Kaneria urges India to do justice to Sanju Samson, and give him regular chances now. The next T20WC is in 2024. It will be played in West Indies and USA.