Harsha Bhogle’s old speech has an apt reply for Sanjay Manjrekar’s harsh words in the Kolkata Test
Earlier, Bhogle dropped a tweet, where he said that he has a 'patience pill' to stay calm under provocation.
Updated - Nov 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Sanjay Manjrekar, the former Indian cricketer, has come under fire of late. During the recently concluded pink ball Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, he got into the stranglehold of another shambolic controversy. The veteran entered into a verbal spat with fellow commentator Harsha Bhogle surrounding the characteristics of the pink cherry.
Throughout the Test, which lasted a bit over a couple of days, a number of the Tigers’ batsmen copped blows on the helmet. On the first day itself, Nayeem Hasan and Liton Das developed concussions and were subsequently ruled out of the encounter. Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz came in place of them. Later, Mohammad Mithun and Ebadot Hossain also got hit.
Manjrekar and Bhogle engage in a heated verbal spat
This created a doubt in Bhogle’s mind and he felt that the players should be asked about the visibility of the ball, especially under the lights. However, Manjrekar begged to disagree and stated that since the slip catching has been incredible, therefore visibility isn’t an issue. Rather, Sanjay mentioned that a thorough analysis should be done surrounding the texture of the cherry.
But Harsha kept insisting, saying that there’s no harm in asking the cricketers and getting a first-hand opinion. But Manjrekar was adamant and he kept dismissing Bhogle’s comments. But later, Sanjay said something, which was deemed as something disrespectful by the netizens. Manjrekar mentioned that those who haven’t played cricket, need to ask about the visibility.
Manjrekar was then a recipient of severe criticism and people said that he doesn’t have any right whatsoever to demean a respectful figure like Harsha Bhogle. Later, even Bhogle dropped a tweet, expressing his anguish, though it was an indirect dig at his fellow commentator. Harsha stated that he has a ‘patience pill’ to stay calm under provocation. Later, he deleted the tweet.
Of late a video is doing the rounds on social media where Harsha was seen, talking about the ‘arrogance’ in Indian cricket and how people are being judged on the basis of ‘how much cricket have they played’. It was during his speech at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad. Harsha words add up as a befitting reply to Manjrekar’s words.
Here is Harsha Bhogle’s video
Harsha Bhogle's reply to Sanjay Manjrekarpic.twitter.com/cwe78oOtWy
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