Srinagar: Sanju Samson has not be picked up consistently for Team India and has also been left out of Asia Cup squad.
The talented batsman despite having done well recently in the chances he has got is still out of favour with selectors.
Speaking to Rohan Gavaskar ahead of the start of the third ODI match against Zimbabwe in Harare, Samson revealed that it has been hard watching his friends play for India while he remains in and out of the side. He was also not picked for the Asia Cup 2022 tournament.
“To be very honest, I believe everything you go through impacts you in a positive manner. It was tough watching all your friends play for the country, but I really enjoyed playing those domestic games in that period,” he revealed.
Samson on Saturday won his first Man of the Match award for India in ODIs for his unbeaten 43 that helped India win the second match of the series against Zimbabwe by five wickets. He had also picked three catches as a wicketkeeper.
“I haven’t got much time in the middle, so I wanted to test myself in a pressure situation. They were bowling some really good bouncers, but I really enjoyed my time in the middle,” he added.