Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar is fairly active on social media and boasts more than 2.8 million followers on Twitter. On quite a few occasions, however, he becomes the victim of his own opinion as Twitterati troll him for the most bizarre reasons.
As India gear up to take on England in the high-octane Test series, Manjrekar on Monday (July 28) recorded a video for ESPNCricinfo and posted it on Twitter. In the clip, he can be seen advising Virat Kohli to tackle James Anderson in the upcoming five-Test series.
However, Manjrekar’s suggestion for the Indian captain didn’t go down too well for the cricket fans. In particular, Sanjay faced the wrath of Kohli supporters, who reminded him of his average on English soil.
Here are some of the tweets roasting Manjrekar:
What was your average in England . Hope you had played test cricket there.— Bangalorean (@disgustedbang) July 28, 2018
Why is it that players like you after retirement, start giving gyaan to current players who are way better than you?— Pratiksh (@ZzPrat) July 28, 2018
Hey bhagwan isko ar Akash chopra ko uthakar aisi jagah fek do jaha par inke muh ban ho— ????⚽️ (@engineerdhir) July 28, 2018
Hey thats awesome. In next episode, watch Manjrekar give tips to Roger Federer on how to succeed at Wimbledon next year.— Veggie Eater (@DinoRamblings) July 28, 2018
Agar yeh hi cheez apne ki hoti to aap bahot kamyab hote Sanjayji— Mr. Bhola (@himanshup2530) July 28, 2018
It is worth mentioning here that Anderson was Kohli’s biggest nemesis during the 2014 series in England. The England pacer had dismissed him 4 times in 10 innings in that Test series. Overall, Anderson has taken Virat’s wicket five times in Tests going back to 2012.
Nonetheless, Kohli had turned the table during the 2016 Test series at home as he dominated Anderson and England by scoring 655 in 5 Tests at an average of 109.16.