Fans rushed to see their favorite players as soon as the Indian team touched down in Kerala on Monday, but Samson was the name on everyone’s lips. When posting images of spectators cheering for the squad, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal tagged the wicketkeeper-batter in their Instagram stories.

Samson’s failure to get the T20 World Cup ticket sparked a social media uproar. He joined the national squad after the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year, although he has only participated in three T20Is thus far. He played in only one of the two T20Is in Ireland and didn’t appear in any of the five T20Is in June against South Africa.

The 27-year-old spoke candidly about how “difficult” it is to make the Indian team’s final eleven given the fierce competition for each position.

“It does get difficult. Finding a spot on the Indian squad is quite difficult. Even among current members of the squad, there is a lot of competitiveness. When these things occur, it’s crucial to put my own needs first “As reported by PTI, Samson stated.

Since his debut in 2015, Samson has participated in 7 ODIs and 16 T20Is. “I am content with my current performance. I want to become well.”

“Our team’s cricketers are of amazing caliber. As a result, it aids everyone in raising their level. We never stop pushing ourselves. Every chance we have, we strive to provide, “Added he.

In a recent three-match one-day series against New Zealand ‘A,’ Samson received a tonne of support while captaining the India ‘A’ team. All of the games were played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.