If you believe Sanjay Manjrekar is loved by the cricket fans, you are probably one of them who still think Indian currency has a chip installed in it. No is the answer for both. Twitter, like always, jumped on to Manjrekar when he tried to take a dig at Kuldeep Yadav for getting more preference than other spinners in Test cricket.
Indian chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was picked for the Indian Test team for the first three Tests of the five-match series starting from August 1.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli had hinted during limited overs series that the way Kuldeep is performing he may get few games in the longer format.
While Indian fans are eager to see their beloved cricketer playing with the red ball, Manjrekar, the cricketer turned commentator questioned the preference of Kuldeep.
He wrote, "Not liking the trend of wrist spinners getting ahead in the race for spots in Tests based on their limited overs performances."
Not liking the trend of wrist spinners getting ahead in race for spots in Tests based on their limited overs performances.— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 21, 2018
As soon as he hit the tweet button, fans were there to lash out at the commentator. Without any mercy, Sanjay received some brutal replies which you can read below.
You want Rohit to play in tests based on the odi performences,and you dont want kuldeep to play for the bloody same reason because he is not from Mumbai Right?????????????????????— தீர்க்கதரிசி (@Vinothkumarmsd7) July 21, 2018
Just because Rohit Sharma From Mumbai wasnt included in Tests.— Saurav Taragi (@LifevsZindagi) July 21, 2018
Yasir Shah was very successful in England so its not a bad idea to include kuldeep,Quality wrist spinners can play a good role in England.— kaiser makhdoomi (@kais6373) July 21, 2018
If wrist spinners can deceive batsmen through deception in ODIs, surely test matches shud be no exception. Shadab Khan is an example in recent times.Kuldeep has to play along with Ashwin in tests.Chahal has disappointed. His googly doesn't turn enough. Tries to bowl -ve lines— Jayesh Nair (@JayeshNair) July 21, 2018
Are u talking about Kuldeep? He performed against Australia, best Test team!?— Adrian Gay (@AdrianG37) July 21, 2018
Because they aren’t from Mumbai??— voice of people (@_fight_right) July 21, 2018
Not liking the trend of commentary these days which are region based rather than cricket sense based!— Raghavendran (@Dhonisagar) July 21, 2018
We can understand your pain...As the leg spiner is not from mumbai.— लकी मिश्र (@mlucky007) July 21, 2018