Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was criticized on Twitter for labeling Ambati Rayudu and Piyush Chawla as 'low profile cricketers' after Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) won the IPL 2020 tournament opener Mumbai Indians (MI) in Abu Dhabi.
Rayudu and Chawla played a part in setting the tone for CSK in the tournament opener. While Ambati scored a match-winning 71 runs off 48 deliveries, Piyush picked one wicket and was economical with just 21 runs in four overs, bowling in quota in middle overs.
Manjrekar recognized their efforts but calling them low profile wasn't a good idea as Twitterati slammed him for the term. Many believed he should have used the term 'underrated' instead.
"So happy for two pretty low profile cricketers Piyush Chawla and Ambati Rayudu. Chawla was sensational with the ball. Bowled the 5th & 16th over too. Rayudu..well...one of the best IPL innings from him based on the quality of shots played! Well done CSK!???????????? #IPL2020," wrote Sanjay on Twitter.
Looking at the backlash on the tweet, it's clear the fans weren't pleased with the post: