Rahul Dravid, Team India’s head coach for the Sri Lanka tour, was the batsman of the wicketkeeper Sanju Simson would be disappointed with his performance in the recently concluded T20I series against the hosts.
The Under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan lost the series by three matches by 1-2 after an embarrassment in the third and final T20I by R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. It was Sri Lanka’s first bilateral series victory over India in the history of T20 cricket.
Samson played just one game in the triumphant one-day series, where he managed to score 46 runs, but in three T20Is, the right hand could only add 34 runs-27, 7 and 0-plus.
Dravid said the same: ‘I think, to be honest, also not the easiest of the conditions to strike for Sanju. Clearly he got a chance in the one one-day game, he started well and scored 46.
‘But in the first half of the T20Is, the wickets in the last two T20Is were probably a challenge. But yeah, I think he will look back on this series and be a little disappointed. That said, not only Sanju, but we have to be patient with these talented children. ” Dravid told ANI during a virtual press conference after the game.
Leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, with his career-best figure of 4/9, helped Sri Lanka limit India to a meager 81-8 in their set overs. Coach Dravid admitted it was a poor batting performance from the Men in Blue.
‘To be honest, we did not bat really well, and Wanindu Hasaranga in the prospect was exceptional, he was excellent throughout the series, we just lost too many wickets and 81 was never good enough. Sometimes you have to fight in challenging conditions and reach 130-140. I think it was a lot of learning for our young players, “ added the stalwart of Karnataka.