Vidarbha won their first Ranji Trophy title after six decades. The nine-wicket win over seven time champions Delhi on Monday ensured they created history in the Ranji Trophy. While everyone congratulated the winning team, cricket pundit Sanjay Manjrekar tried to be cheeky with his wish to them on Twitter.
In his congratulatory tweet - which has no 'congratulations' - Manjrekar indirectly said that the win came because of two big names from Mumbai in their squad.
And yes, Vidarbha, don’t mention it. You are most welcome*— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 1, 2018
*Two Mumbai stalwarts in the squad.????
Manjrekar was pointing towards former Mumbai and current Vidarbha coach Chandrakant Pandit and former Mumbai batsman Wasim Jaffer in his tweet. Wasim Jaffer now has nine Ranji Trophy titles to his name.
Pandit had coached Mumbai earlier and has six Ranji Trophy titles to his name before Vidarbha's triumph. He joined Vidarbha and led them to their maiden title, after differences with the Mumbai team.
However, Manjrekar's tweet didn't go well with Twitteratis as they slammed him for his insensitive wishes to Ranji champions Vidarbha.
Here are reactions:
Ridiculous tweet.. Why r they here in 1st place? And what has Mumbai achieved with the remaining stalwarts?— Dr Nilesh Agrawal (@drnileshagrawal) January 1, 2018
Grow up !!! Be ashamed .. this is not funny.. and completely disrespectful to #Vidarbha.. Nothing wrong in giving credit to the people, who deserve..— Vinoth kumar (@vinoth_kumark) January 1, 2018
Your 'pun' was understood, but it was badly & sadly misplaced. Rejoice the emergence of a worthy Champion, who #Earned it.— Ramesh Shivadekar (@Race_Ramesh) January 1, 2018
Sad,Mumbai couldn't make it.— sampada2346 (@sampada2346) January 1, 2018
stop your Mumbai thing. Good team won and better players were in a team Mumbai is no big deal here.— RAM S (@Ram_84) January 1, 2018
Ceicket isn't just about Mumbai. It's shame that people like you exist. Lost all repsect for you . #cheappublicityexpert— Drupad (@Drupad11) January 2, 2018