Sanjay Manjrekar gets trolled for his opinion on the One Day format
The 53-year-old has often been at the receiving end of all the jokes and yesterday was no different.
Updated - Mar 4, 2019 10:54 am
The limited-overs series between India and Australia has been going on in full swing. After a victorious campaign in the T20 international series, the visitors lost the first ODI by six wickets. India, captained by Virat Kohli, have been renowned world beaters in the format. In the last two years, the Men in Blue have lost just one bilateral ODI series against England last year.
The No.2 ranked ODI team is also being deemed as favourites to win the 2019 World Cup. India’s performance in the 50-overs format has always been phenomenal. There have often been talks of the format declining to appeal to the audiences especially after the inception of T20 cricket. However, a crowd capacity of around 35,000 on Saturday had a different story to tell.
Sanjay Manjrekar has always managed to face the heat from the troll army. He was once blocked by his own daughter on Twitter and his unpopular opinions with regards to various topics have also come under the scanner. The commentator had another controversial idea with regards to the One Day Internationals during the India-Australia game in Hyderabad.
The former Indian cricketer felt that 50 overs were too long for an ODI game. He hinted that the One Day format would be better with 40 overs per side. However, this didn’t go well with the other cricket fans. In a short while, Sanjay had multiple responses in the form of trolls getting back at him for his opinion.
Right from trolling his commentary to displaying his low strike rate in the format, his replies were filled with critical comments all over. The 53-year-old has often been at the receiving end of all the jokes and yesterday was no different. The commentator wasn’t spared at all as Twitterati poked fun at his expense.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions in response to Sanjay Manjrekar’s jibe on the 50 over format:-
This is what I say to my friend when you are commentating
— Akki (@CrickPotato1) March 2, 2019
Have always found your tweets irrelevant.
— Pratik Deshpande (@pra_tikD) March 2, 2019
It's seems longer when you commentate.
— reuben pinto (@allesterp) March 2, 2019
have found 22 yards too long when u were running
— Reporter❁ (@reporter_22) March 2, 2019
We saw that during 96 world cup when you are batting against SL…
— Mathan (@mathan369) March 2, 2019
Have always found your commentary stint a tad too long as well…
— Siddhesh Palsule (@sidp20) March 2, 2019
Yaa looked test match when you used to be in the crease.
— Bluff master (@Bluffma69551004) March 2, 2019
Yes, because you couldn’t even survive 10 overs
— Gautam (@gautam27march) March 2, 2019
I’ve often found your tweets 140 characters too long.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) March 2, 2019
It was 10 overs too short the way you batted #pseudoexpert
— JohnnyBoy (@JohnnyBuoooy) March 2, 2019
The same can be said for ur commentary
— Mohammad Gulrez (@gulrez_mod) March 2, 2019
Even if ICC reads your tweet, they are not going to take your suggestion
— Ravindra dubey (@Ravindr27052542) March 2, 2019
Have always found you are an extra junk in my newsfeed
— maarthandan (@maarthandan) March 2, 2019
Obviously you had to spent most of the time in pavellion
— Vishal Kaushik (@ImspeedVishal) March 2, 2019
Switch off your TV after 40 overs then…
— Akshay Rawat (@imakshay97) March 2, 2019
yaar sarey time rotey mat raha kar
— Vishal Sharma (@vishalsharma9) March 2, 2019
So that's the reason your strike rate was very low in ODI.. For u played very slowly thinking u had 10 overs more…..😂 😂 😂
— Carmo Mascarenhas (@camz8) March 2, 2019
Oh please, can we stop this sir..once we get used to 40 overs, we will feel it is 10 overs to many..finally T20 also will fell 5 overs too many..50 overs is good, allows some ebb and flow..
— Sathish (@sathishpgw) March 3, 2019
60 over tha 1983 m. Always found ur commentary borrish
— Piyush Rijhwani (@Piyush985068881) March 2, 2019
Cricket is the only sport I know of which is always being put down by the people within it…
— Rumel Rahman (@rshrahman) March 2, 2019
As a player you would have found 90 overs in an ODI too short for chasing a target.
Aur abhi dialogue 😂😂😂
— Alekhya (@1984zkid) March 2, 2019
Sir 7 overs feel like 7 lives when you are in the commentary box
— Rookie (@rookie_tweet) March 2, 2019