Umesh Yadav the other Indian, who got a chance in the playing eleven after a gap of 65 matches.
In the world, this record was named after Joey Denley of England, he was included in the team after 79 T20s.
Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson scored 25 runs in 2 International T20s so far
Sanju played the previous and first match against Zimbabwe on 19 July 2015 in Harare
Dainik BhaskarJan 11, 2020, 03:11 PM IST Sports Desk. Wicketkeeper batsman Sanju Samson set a unique Indian record by playing Pune T20 against Sri Lanka on Friday. After dropping out of Team India in 2015, Sanju got a place in the playing eleven after a gap of 73 T20s. He is followed by Umesh Yadav, who got a chance in the team after a gap of 65 matches between 2012-18.
The record is named after Joey Denley of England in the world. He had to wait for 79 matches between 2010 and 18 to return to the team. Sanju is at number four in this list. He has scored 25 runs in two International T20s so far. Sanju played the previous and first match against Zimbabwe on 19 July 2015 in Harare.
Selected in last two series, but could not play a single match
Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju had a brilliant performance in the Syed Mustaq T20 Ali Trophy last year. He was selected in a 15-man squad of three T20s against Bangladesh, but did not get a chance in the playing eleven. After this, he again got a chance in the series against West Indies in place of injured Shikhar Dhawan. He could not play any match in this series as well.