Former cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar is known for his controversial statements be it on-air or on social media platforms. One cannot forget his “Bits n Pieces” remark on all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja which made even Jadeja angry, and he responded to him directly on Twitter.
Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.@sanjaymanjrekar
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) July 3, 2019
And now again he said something which exasperated cricket fans and they reprimanded Manjrekar on twitter.
During the Pink Ball Test between India and Bangladesh, Manjrekar got into a verbal spat with fellow commentator Bhogle.
Harsha passed a suggestion that when it comes to visibility of pink ball, players need to go for a proper post-mortem.
But that vexed Manjrekar, and he went personal at Harsha and said, “Only you need to ask this question Harsha, not us, who have played this game.”
This irritated fans, and they came out in support of Bhogle.
Harsha bhogle and Sanjay manjrekar having a difference of opinion on live tv pic.twitter.com/0TTSLQDCvO
— Chaithanya 🏏 (@flighted_leggie) November 24, 2019
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
This is boorish and absolutely unnecessary from @sanjaymanjrekar. Pity. What does it cost to be civil to a fellow commentator who was asking a very valid question? "You need to ask." Really. https://t.co/M7uhsyFpgD
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) November 24, 2019
Low blow from @sanjaymanjrekar there. When Harsha suggested that batsmen should be asked about the visibility of the pink ball, "You need to ask Harsha. I think for players who have played the game…"
And he's again bragging about 10-15 years of FC cricket.
HB sounds agitated.
— RandomCricketPhotos&Videos (@RandomCricketP1) November 24, 2019
This is unnecessarily condescending and disappointing coming from someone such as @sanjaymanjrekar who I have respect and affection for. Of course playing the game at the highest level is great. But, as @bhogleharsha says, no harm at all in asking those involved in THIS game. https://t.co/MTvIVLzcK0
— Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) November 24, 2019