SL v ENG 2018: Sanjay Manjrekar brutally trolled by Twitterati for taking a dig at England’s Test series win

England followed their 211-run triumph in Galle with a 57-run victory in Pallekele and thereby recorded their first Test series win in Sri Lanka for 17 years.

Joe Root and company registered a histric Test series win on Sri Lankan soil | Getty

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has once again grabbed the headlines on social media. This time, Manjrekar has been lambasted for taking a dig at England’s Test series triumph on Sri Lankan soil.

The Joe Root-led English side followed their 211-run triumph in Galle with a 57-run victory in Pallekele and thereby recorded their first Test series win in Sri Lanka for 17 years. Moreover, the visitors are in a very strong position in the third and final Test in Colombo, having secured a 99-run lead in the second innings with all the wickets in hand.  

Amidst this remarkable performance from England in the adverse Asian conditions, Manjrekar on Saturday (November 24) took to Twitter and wrote: “While enjoying the success, Eng would be better served for its long term improvement by acknowledging that this SL side is a pretty weak side. This is currently the easiest subcontinental challenge.”

Manjrekar’s belittling remarks on England’s win certainly didn’t go down too well among the Twitterati as he was brutally trolled thereafter. In fact, the Indian fans didn’t spare the Mumbaikar as well.

Here are some of the reactions:

It is worth mention here that England will move up to the second spot in the ICC Test rankings after the conclusion of the three-match Test series in Sri Lanka. Having taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, Root and company will push South Africa down to third in the rankings irrespective of the outcome of the Colombo Test.


By Salman Anjum - 25 Nov, 2018

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