‘He Should Not Be Dropped Just After One Match’, Robin Uthappa Advocated For This Indian Star

Former Indian opener and one of the IPL greats Robin Uthappa has shared his opinion on the young wicket-keeper batter of India, Sanju Samson.

Former CSK batter Robin Uthappa, who played with Sanju for the Kerala squad in domestic matches, believes that the batter should get more and more chances.

Many people think that Sanju Samson has consistently been left over by both the team management and the selection committee. He is picked, plays in one or two games, and is then expelled. He often supports his teammates by providing drinks and replacement bats whether by warming the benches.

Sanju Samson made his India debut in the year 2015 against Zimbabwe in Harare. And after almost 6 years, he made his ODI debut in 2021. Now Samson is 28 years old and has played only 11 ODIs and 17 T20Is for India between 2015 to 2023.

While having a conversation with Times Of India, Robin Uthappa said, “100 percent. There is no question about that. He should be given a long rope. He is a high-quality player with a lot of potentials. He has not been given a long opportunity. If you want to use him at No. 3, give him at least 5 opportunities. If you want to use him at No. 5, give him the opportunities at least. But give him a chance. Give him a couple of full series and see how he performs.”

Robin Uthappa further added that he should not be dropped just after a match or two as it determines the mental condition of a player.

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Uthappa explained, “If he doesn’t do it, then say he is not good enough for this level. If you select him and give him one match and then drop him and then say he hasn’t performed well, it sends a wrong message. It is so hard to get into the Indian side. You feel for someone like Sanju. But you just hope for the kind of opportunities he deserves.”

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