Manoj Tiwary reminds Aakash Chopra of his achievement
Aakash Chopra listed the players who can be picked as captains by the teams in the IPL 2018 auction and Tiwary was irked.
Updated - Jan 6, 2018 1:07 pm
Manoj Tiwary has been a stalwart for Bengal in domestic cricket. With an experience of 106 first-class games, the right-handed batsman has carved a reputation for himself as a reliable player. He has also played 12 One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals for India. In 2011, he notched his maiden ODI ton against West Indies in Chennai.
However, he couldn’t stay put in his position in the team owing to a string of low scores. The Bengal batsman has also plied his trade in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and represented the Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rising Pune Supergiant. He has played some exceptional knocks over the course of his career.
Recently, the IPL retention event was staged on the 4th January and every franchise put forth their retained players. Tiwary, quite expectantly, wasn’t on the retained list of cricketers. The franchises are currently strategising for the auctions and on using their Right To Match cards. Meanwhile, they are also looking for an appropriate leader for the upcoming season.
Aakash Chopra, a broadcaster and commentator, recently tweeted about the skippers the IPL teams could opt for- Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey. Here’s the tweet.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 5, 2018
Soon after, Manoj took to the social media platform to reply to the former Indian batsman’s message. Here’s his reply on Twitter.
Don’t forget me Akash bhai ? Won all India t20 tournament in Mumbai last year #just thought of sharing wit u ?
— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) January 5, 2018
A disappointing outing in the Ranji-semi final
The 32-year-old, recently, led Bengal to the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy. However, the team stumbled perilously and were handed an innings and 26 runs defeat by Delhi. Bengal played decently in the first-innings but were shot out for 86 runs in the second innings.
Tiwary himself couldn’t hit his straps as he perished for 30 and 14 respectively. While it’s highly unlikely that he will be retained using the Right to Match card, it will also be interesting to find out the franchise which buys him in the auctions on the 27th and 28th November.