Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar (brought into the world 12 July 1965) is a previous Indian cricketer. He played cricket for India from 1987 until 1996. He scored a little more than two thousand runs in Test cricket at anaverage of 37.14. He also has occasionally played as wicket keeper.
Sanjay Manjrekar has been the hot topic for the past few days, ever since the finals of IPL 2019. Sanjay who uses Twitter very regularly has been trolled several times for his various tweets with respect to cricket. Not only a few cricket fans who have blocked him on twitter for his annoying point of views. It also includes her own daughter, but the reason for she blocking him remains untold.
Here are 5 incidents where Sanjay got trolled hilariously for his tweets.
1.ROHIT – THE TEST PLAYER
Virat Kohli is one of the best Test batsmen in the current arena of Test cricket. The World No. 1 Test batsman has already notched up 6,000-plus runs in just 75 Tests and has been averaging more than 50 in this format.
Kohli made his Test debut in 2011 in an away series against the West Indies. His first Test appearance ended with forgettable scores of 4 and 15. That was followed by a duck and he needed five innings since his debut to finally score a fifty.
Right after Kohli's sixth Test for India, which came during the Down Under tour in Sydney, cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar made a severe tweet about Kohli that he didn't belong to Test cricket.
"I would still drop VVS & get Rohit in for next test. Makes long-term sense. give Virat 1 more test, just to be sure he does not belong here," Manjrekar tweeted.
A tweet which he did six years back in 2012 suddenly got bombarded with trolling and angry comments from cricket fans.
2.USE OF STUMP PICS
The former India cricketer weighed in on Joe Root's verbal exchange with Shannon Gabriel where the West Indian allegedly aimed a 'homophobic' jibe at the England captain. In response, Root was picked up by the stump mic appearing to say: "Don't use that as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay."
Comparing the incident to Sarfraz Ahmed's racial jibe at South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo, Manjrekar bizarrely said: "ICC must brainstorm and decide if increased use of stump mics is actually good for the game or not".
Fans were not very awed with Manjrekar's take of the occurrence and viciously trolled the cricketer-turned-pundit.
3.DC OVER CSK
Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar, former Indian team player and current commentator made a comment before the start of the match.
He confidently said that Delhi is going to win the match through his tweet which read as “Cricketing logic says DC start as favorites but then CSK have Dhoni. So that makes it tighter. Put a gun to my head…will pick DC as the more likely winner tonight. #Eliminator”
As Chennai won the match, the fans of CSK brutally trolled him with hilarious replies.
4.ADVISE TO MUMBAI INDIANS
On the 12th edition of IPL finals, MI won the toss and opted to bat against CSK. Watching the fireworks by Mumbai Indians openers, even commentator Sanjay Manjrekar couldn't resist admiring the duo but ended up advising Quinton de Kock to be cautious against CSK bowlers in such a crucial match.
Manjrekar's advice for Mumbai Indians from the commentary box didn't get a positive response from the fans, who started trolling the former India batsman on Twitter.
Some fans even alleged Manjrekar of biases towards Mumbai, a city he belongs to.
5. FINALS AND POST FINALS
On the big day night, Sanjay was too biased in his commentary on the match between CSK and MI. He kept supporting the Patlans wearing court and suit instead of wearing a Mumbai Indians jersey.
During the match, experts were of the opinion that since there is no conclusive evidence, the CSK skipper should be given the benefit of doubt. However, in a conflict of interest, Sanjay Manjrekar opined that MS Dhoni was out, after looking at one angle, for which he has been called out by the social media users.
Nonetheless, it was a case of so near yet so far for CSK as they failed to grab the silverware for the fifth time in their eight final appearances. Manjrekar expressed his sympathy to MSD on twitter and added that Dhoni seemed really heartbroken and that he had never seen the 'Captain Cool' like that before. However, his tweet did not go down well with the netizens.