Sanjay Manjrekar names his favourite skippers in international cricket

He also talked about the captain he enjoyed playing most under and his father Vijay Manjrekar.

Sanjay Manjrekar
Former Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)”

Sanjay Manjrekar was an integral element of the Indian lineup during his playing days. Currently, he is expertly plying his trade in the commentary box. Recently, the former Mumbai cricketer launched his autobiography “Imperfect”. During the launch, the Mysore-born player was asked about the skipper he enjoyed playing under the most and who is his favourite cricketer.

Praises for Imran and Virat

Majrekar, in his reply, named former Pakistan all-rounder Imran Khan and also Virat Kohli as his favourite captains. “It’s a no-brainer. I am a fan of Imran Khan. I would have loved to play under him. Among the Indians, I like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. I also would have liked to play under (current captain) Virat Kohli. He’s an in-your-face leader who hates losing games and gets very upset then.” Manjrekar said


The expert also paid respect to his father, Vijay Manjrekar’s contributions to his growth and development as an individual.

“I had no plan of including him in my book at first. But then I decided to include all those who had made an impact on me. The strongest emotion I felt when near him was fear which was common (between father and son) in those days,” the former cricketer added.

During the interaction, Manjrekar also referred to Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain as his favourite commentators. Presently, he has been chosen in the commentary panel for India’s tour of South Africa. Majrekar played 37 Tests and 74 One-Day Internationals during which he scored 2043 and 1994 runs respectively.

His highest score of 218 came against the Windies in Lahore during India’s tour of Pakistan for a four-match Test series in 1989. He played his last international game against South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in 1996.

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