India on Tuesday beat Bangladesh to become the only team after Australia to qualify for World Cup Semifinals. Winning the toss and batting first, Men in blue looked comfortable in the beginning to pull up the highest opening partnership in the World Cup. By the end of 25th over it looked like India could reach up to 350 mark, but due to the pitch getting old, the middle order struggled to time the ball well, which led the team to score only 314 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
However, Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar was not happy about India’s batting attack at death overs and criticized team’s batting credibility. After his poor commentary, people blasted out at the commentator and wanted ICC to throw him away as he was being unfair towards certain players.
“The biased commentary,” says the twitter
The Men in Blues once again failed to produce runs at the death overs as MS Dhoni was unable to take on the Bangladesh bowlers. In the meantime, Manjrekar tried to over criticize the Indian players, especially MS Dhoni which led to people disparage his commentary skills.
Here’s something interesting about Dhoni -. 41 off 87 balls v spin this WC. But in the warm up games 69 off 56 balls v spin. That tells me it’s mental too. He does not put his wicket on the line as much in the big games.#ICCCWC2019
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 2, 2019
Yesterday, several cricket fans took to Twitter to complain about his commentary. The social media was soon flooded with tweets taking a shot at Manjrekar for his commentary. Many called him to be a biased commentary, while some questioned his own playing record which was not that great.
I'm praying #manjrekar has a toe niggle.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) July 2, 2019
— 𝗻𝘃𝟭𝟬 (@niteshvyas10) June 27, 2019
The way Don Bradman of Commentary Box, #Manjrekar is criticising Dhoni, won't be surprised if he ends up blaming MSD for the Mumbai Rains, Delhi Heat, Bengaluru Traffic & Chennai Water Crisis #INDvsBAN #IndiaVsBangladesh #Dhoni
— majid (@kaapiccino) July 2, 2019
— PK (@parthivkaji) June 27, 2019
— Krishna (@wanttounderstnd) July 2, 2019
Yar, please ban this #manjrekar .
he is now blaming Dhoni for Rishabh Pant's wicket.
Dude, bowler is shakib and he is bowling superbly.
Btw, Who made sanju manju commentator in first place??
Beat him up as well.#INDvsBAN
— Puru (@kala_rang) July 2, 2019
DK at crease
BosDK on mic #manjrekar
— Vivek Arya (@romeomustlivee) July 2, 2019
#manjrekar We have greats like @ShaneWarne @KP24 @sachin_rt And others who are looking at their national teams closely & giving their views on a daily basis. Positive & negative. while Mr. Manjrekar is hell bent on fiddling wid d positive Indian dressing room. Why wud u do that
— VJ (@Dhonifanatic) July 3, 2019
How biased #manjrekar is against @msdhoni. When pant gets out he says maybe its cos of Dhoni that pant went for that shot. Keeps picking on him for no reason at all. @sanjaymanjrekar be a commentator don't be biased.
— Karthikeyan (@amkarthik_kk) July 2, 2019
— TradeWithMe (@TradeWithMe7) July 2, 2019
— mechanist (@SamJone12263786) July 3, 2019
— Ra Ch Na (@raggedtag) July 2, 2019
Whenever Sanjay Manjrekar comes to english commentry, I turn on to hindi. Whenever he come to hindi commentry, I turn on to english.#INDvENG
— Bengoli Dada (@bleachsunny) June 30, 2019
I don't feel like watching cricket with sound the moment "darshak bane fielder" crap starts by Aakash Chopra and the second I swtich over to English, its equally annoying with another legend Sanjay Manjrekar! #INDvBAN #CWC19
— 😈DM😈 (@iamdivyesh) July 2, 2019
How to send out #SanjayManjrekar out of this World Cup 🤔
Should we need to call Bumrah ?
The most irritating commentator we’ve seen in Cricket.
— J Anbazhagan (@JAnbazhagan) July 2, 2019