The controversial commentator Sanjay Majrekar turned 54 Yesterday, and it’s a day he definitely didn’t want to come at any time soon. It is because he started facing the heat from the fans when they came to know about his birthday. Known for making his bizarre comments, most of his fans, not only criticized him but also asked him to give up on commentary for his needless criticism on players.
Known for his needless criticism
From taking a dig at Sourav Ganguly, for blocking Michael Vaughan on Twitter or for calling Ravindra Jadeja a bits and pieces player, Manjrekar had a bizarre World Cup moments this year. He received a lot of criticism from fans and was questioned for his credentials for showing bias while being on air.
In his cricketing career, Manjrekar represented India in 37 Tests and 74 One-Day Internationals. In Tests, he scored 2,043 runs with the help of 4 tons while in the 50-over format, he managed 1,994 runs including one ton.
Recently he was involved in a clash with the Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, as he called the 30-year-old a ‘bits and pieces’ player and said that he didn’t like him as an ODI player. After his statement, the Saurashtra cricketer had ripped Manjrekar apart on social media, calling his words “verbal diarrhea”.
Later, Jadeja silenced him with his performances on the field against New Zealand in the semis of the World Cup 2019. He picked up one wicket and scored 77 runs in only 59 balls as he took his team close.
Fans Go hard on Manjrekar
Dear @sanjaymanjrekar wish you a very hapoy birthday and also wish that on this auspicious occasion, you will finally hang your boots and quit commentary once and for all! Have a great day!#2RupeesKiPepsiSanjuManjuSexy
— Divyesh (@iamdivyesh) July 12, 2019
Happy birthday sir… Cut the cake into bits and pieces!!!! @sanjaymanjrekar
— akshaykamat (@Akshaykamat14) July 12, 2019
Happy Birthday @sanjaymanjrekar 😊
You're the best commenter that I have ever seen…….
I'm Just Awaiting for the day where there is No Sanju in Commentery Section 😍😍
— Devasena (@UrstrulyDevs) July 12, 2019
— Waqas Balkhi (@BalkhiWaqas) July 12, 2019
Happy birthday to one of the most bits and pieces commentator..I wish you good brains for future deliverables..
— Prof. hicks (@Prof_hicks) July 12, 2019
Birthday Wish : Quit Commentry ….
— Vishwas T (@vishwas214) July 12, 2019
If someone needs to retire from any format of cricket that's Sanjay Manjrekar from commentary and Ravi Shastri as the coach… #MSDhoni you should lead us again may be post retirement you shall coach the team. #manjrekar #ICCWorldCup2019
— Nishit Sinha (@nishsinha17) July 11, 2019
— serendipity always (@Abhi972) July 11, 2019
— Ronald D. Sampson (@RDSampson_25) July 11, 2019
Now that the world-cup is done for us
Pant should replace Dhoni
Dhoni should replace Shashtri
Shashtri should replace Manjrekar
Manjrekar should replace Rahul Gandhi.
— karubaki31 (@karubaki31) July 13, 2019
After watching the jadeja's inning in today's match
Sanjay manjrekar: pic.twitter.com/Qni7Yc7UPG
— ब्रा-it_future (@UjjwalK87040577) July 10, 2019
Happy Birthday Sanjay Manjrekar sir! Scored 4037 runs for India including a Test Double Century in England and Entertains us from the commentary box. @sanjaymanjrekar
— Rohan Paul Dsouza (@Dsouzarohan1) July 13, 2019
Sanjay Manjrekar on his 80th Birthday.
Posting, well in advance.
About to make an analytical comparison of Bumrah's batting with Bradman's. Wearing a 'pagdi' awarded to him by Star Sports for "Life Time Achievement" in the commentary box. pic.twitter.com/21OyScc9GD
— Jose Puliampatta (@JosePuliampatta) July 12, 2019
“As per common sense, Manjrekar is not a great player, not a great commentator. A bit and pieces of this and that but still Happy Birthday” 😉
— Selvam (@AGR_Selvam) July 12, 2019
Same can’t be said about Sanjay Manjrekar. He remains a chutiya even on his birthday
— Jinit Jain (@jinitjain08) July 10, 2019
Sanjay Manjrekar apparently took a dig at Sourav Ganguly for not letting him speak when they commented together. Looks like he picked the wrong battle 😂 #sanjaymanjrekar #ICCCWC2019 pic.twitter.com/4bwHOQWwAw
— King of the Bernabeu. (@sathyadbz) July 4, 2019
— Cricket panditt (@seee774) July 10, 2019