Sanjay Manjrekar respectfully disagrees with Sunil Gavaskar after the batting maestro lashed out at Virat Kohli and the Indian selectors.
After the announcement of the squads for the upcoming West Indies tour, Sunil Gavaskar seemed very critical as he bashed the selectors and the selection process. He questioned Virat Kohli’s position as the captain, even after a ‘below par’ World Cup campaign.
Gavaskar condemned MSK Prasad and his committee of selectors of being submissive to players and their backdrop. He also preached for the appointment of new selectors who will not falter in their duties, amidst all the high profile players.
We all know that Virat Kohli’s ability to lead Team India to an ICC title has come under the scanner since India’s exit from World Cup 2019.
Contrarily, ever since his rise to the helm of the Indian cricket, Virat has tasted a lot of success being the captain. Test wins in South Africa and England, and the historic test series win in Australia did come under his captaincy.
However, not winning an ICC tournament has been haunting him for sure. The latest loss to the Kiwis in the semi-finals of the World Cup has seen Virat cope up with a lot of criticism.
SANJAY MANJREKAR QUESTIONS
Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar has hit the headlines once again for respectfully disagreeing with Sunny’s comments. Bringing numbers into play, he questioned how losing two of nine World Cup games, makes it a ‘below par’ World Cup campaign.
Coming to the selector issue, he sounds very firm in stating that ‘integrity’ of a selector is much more important than the ‘stature’ of the individual.
Sanjay Manjrekar questioning Sunil Gavaskar seems to have opened the eyes of many, as his point of view seems more neutral and productive for Indian Cricket.
Respectfully disagree with Gavaskar Sir with his views on Indian selectors & Virat being retained as capt. No, Ind did not put in a ‘much below par WC performance’, they won 7 lost two. Last one very narrowly. And integrity a far more important quality as selector than stature.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 29, 2019
While Sanjay may have hit the right chord in his latest tweet as Integrity is one of the most important things for a selector. However, we also need to look at how few players, who were ignored, not given enough chances, and didn’t have enough backing.
Netizens, however, do not care what Sanjay post, they just like to troll him, and giving rise to funny n memes.
Let us have a look at a few trolls and also a few netizens’ reactions supporting him.
Sir, how about a wrestling match between Sanjay ji and Sunny ji to settle the matter? Referee would be Ravindra Jadeja, of course..
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) July 29, 2019
— Saurav Taragi (@LifevsZindagi) July 29, 2019
— Dhiraj (@DhirajK52008047) July 29, 2019
They should have taken you too pic.twitter.com/xGcT7AanBp
— Ibu Hatela (@Esmilebhai) July 29, 2019
Mr. @sanjaymanjrekar It was indeed a below par performance.. India under Kohli has failed to win games when it mattered the most.. CT2017 final, WC2019 semis, ENG test series, SA test series..@imVkohli though a gr8 batsman.. is a mediocre captain!! (1/2) #TeamIndia #ViratKohli
— Shubham Misra (@SBM_4007) July 29, 2019
So 92-6 was not below par? Jadeja who was not even part of the XI for most of the matches saved the blushes. The problem runs deeper wrt selections and backing certain players which needs to be questioned.
— ` (@FourOverthrows) July 29, 2019
— मानव दवे (@Manav_Dave_24) July 29, 2019
Sanju sir to all his haters 🤥 pic.twitter.com/K3ek65NvIU
— Atharva ।अथर्व। اتھاروا (@AtharvaIsTrash) July 29, 2019
— Swadesh (@Jose64226510) July 29, 2019
The internal issues of the Indian cricket need to be sorted quickly, so as to have a clear path going forward.
We still believe the selectors need to iron out key issues and be adamant in their decisions. Their communication with the players is absolutely vital, for the failure of which is going to result in another Rayudu kind of case.
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