Sanjay Manjrekar’s tweet on 2012 regarding Kohli’s neglection from the national team was recognised as the tweet of the decade by a popular cricket follower. The tweet which insisted on adding Rohit into the team and to remove Kohli from the team after giving 1 more chance to him is receiving severe criticism from fans now.
“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.” said the tweet of sanjay manjrekar which was posted on the 6th of January in 2012. Check out the tweet below :
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.— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 6, 2012
As Kohli is performing exceptionally well in test cricket now, in a way of trolling this tweet of Sanjay, the popular twitter account Trendulkar wrote “This is the tweet of the decade for me.”
This is the tweet of the decade for me. https://t.co/RZo54GTYxT— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) December 27, 2019
This tweet grabbed the attention of Manjrekar himself. The former cricketer and commentator defended his 7 years old tweet by replying “Very proud of that tweet. In his 1st year in Tests, after scores of 11,0,23,9 in Aus, I remember, fans/media saying Virat does not belong here & had his neck on the chopping block for the next Test. I said give him 1 more Test to be sure. Glad Dhoni & me were on the same page.😌”
Here’s his tweet :
Very proud of that tweet. In his 1st year in Tests, after scores of 11,0,23,9 in Aus, I remember, fans/media saying Virat does not belong here & had his neck on the chopping block for the next Test. I said give him 1 more Test to be sure. Glad Dhoni & me were on the same page.😌 https://t.co/r50Qjm9KiW— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 28, 2019
Sanjay manjrekar is very well known for his biased commentary and selective criticism. The Mumbai based cricketer can be seen supporting players who belongs to Mumbai, especially Rohit Sharma, the cricketer whose bat speaks for himself for past few years. He is an ardent supporter of Mumbai indians in IPL tournament as well. (Also Read : “Sanjay Manjrekar Must Ask Apologize To Harsha Bhogle” Internet Demands !!)
Check out some of the reactions for his tweet :
Kuppara vizhundaalum Meesai la mannu ottaatha Moment 🤣🤣🤣— Karthik ravi (@karthik93ravi) December 28, 2019
Ivana adichum paathaachu avuthum paathaachu… Solradhuku onnum illa https://t.co/yw1iAlj7T5
But you wanted to make sure Kohli doesn't belong here. Dhoni gave him chances coz he knew Kohli belonged.— NIRMAL (@KingKohli07) December 28, 2019
Don't twist it and present it otherwise than what you originally meant.. @sanjaymanjrekar Shameless you are.. https://t.co/zZdtygv6uv
U saved indian cricket from retiring, now please retire from commentating to save the game 🙏🙏 https://t.co/9SWNNAXaa8— Munna Bhai (@munnabhai_rhl) December 28, 2019
He played international cricket for India from 1987 until 1996 as a right-handed middle order batsman. He scored just over two thousand runs in Test cricket at an average of 37.14. He occasionally played as wicket-keeper as well. What do you think on this justification gave by Sanjay for his old tweet ?? Comment your views below !!