Looking at the brighter side of things, India wicketkeeper Sanju Samson said that it was a great learning curve for him to be sharing the dressing-room with skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma during New Zealand tour, where he played two T20Is and scored 10 runs.

“I looked at the brighter side of things. I got to share the dressing room with legends like Virat bhai and Rohit bhai and there is a lot to learn from them even if we just observe the way they handle themselves on and off the ground. And then to be a part of the world’s best cricket team is not a small thing,” he told The Times of India.

The 25-year-old wicketkeeper was picked after opener Shikhar Dhawan picked up an injury and was ruled out of the tour.

With most players looking forward to performing in the cash-rich Indian Premier League to make a case for their selection in the T20 World Cup squad, Samson is not worried about it.

“Yeah, everyone is asking the same question (about the IPL) but the priority is the health and safety of the citizens in our country and the world. To be honest, I am not thinking much about the IPL at the moment. First, this situation has to calm down a bit and everything has to come under control. Then the responsible people will take a call on the IPL,” he added.