Twitter derides Sanjay Majrekar for slamming Windies after defeat against Bangladesh
The Windies were beaten black and blue in the Test series.
Published - Dec 3, 2018 6:52 pm | Updated - Dec 3, 2018 6:52 pm
Bangladesh have had a decent run in Test cricket as they beat Windies in the two-match Test series. Prior to the red-ball fixtures, the Tigers didn’t win a single Test against the Caribbean team, which didn’t have Jason Holder, in their own backyard. However, the hosts came out all guns blazing and shot out Kraigg Brathwaite’s men by 64 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
The series turned out to be a fairy-tale for them as they were able to register their second victory by an innings and 184 runs at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. It also turned out to be their biggest victory in the most traditional form of cricket. Their victory was mostly carved by their spinners, especially Nayeem Islam, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan.
In the second Test, they went with the tactic of an all-spin attack as they sidelined left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who didn’t bowl much in the first innings as well. The Windies were left helpless as they couldn’t counter the venom spewed by the tweakers. After Nayeem picked up a five-wicket haul in Chittagong, Mehidy Hasan ripped them apart with 12 wickets in the match in Dhaka.
Supporters lash out at Manjrekar
From the visiting team’s perspective, only Shimron Hetmyer looked at ease and he played fearless cricket without nurturing any inhibition. The left-hander became the leading run-scorer with 222 runs at an average of 55.50. Shane Dowrich was their second-highest run-scorer with 108 runs at an average of 36. Their bowlers did well, but couldn’t inflict enough damage to put the skids under the Tigers.
In the meantime, former Indian cricketer and current commentator Sanjay Manjrekar slammed Windies and said that a team shouldn’t travel Bangladesh if it doesn’t have the ability to counter spin bowling. He took to Twitter and wrote, “If you don’t play spin well, don’t bother going to Bangladesh. They play four good spinners now. There’s no escape.” However, Twitter didn’t like the message and they slammed Manjrekar.
Here is Manjrekar’s tweet
If you don’t play spin well, don’t bother going to Bangladesh. They play four good spinners now. There’s no escape.#TrialBySpin
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 3, 2018
Here is how Twitter trolled Manjrekar
So why we went to England then?? When we can't play swing well as England plays 4 good fast bowlers
— Vaibhavbansal (@vaibhavbnsl21) December 3, 2018
In that sense only Virat should go outside the subcontinent from India. You have a very horrible way of analyzing.
— Nihar Bhatnagar (@nihar_bhatnagar) December 3, 2018
None of your statements make any sense.
— Sambit kumar Parida (@ucntcme90) December 3, 2018
Isn’t that how you improve? India have been going to Africa and Australia for 35 years now without winning. Should they stop touring?
— Nishant Patel (@patel_nishu) December 3, 2018
By that logic everyone should stay at home. Sir these days you seem out of it. Hope all is ok. Get well soon.
— ASB (@ahmad9998) December 3, 2018
😂🤣 you mean only Asian countries should go there! Interesting to see ENG going to Bangladesh now
— The RC- Rajan Chande (@ChandeRajan) December 3, 2018
So Bangladesh should not go to England then???
— ASB (@ahmad9998) December 3, 2018
Velakenna, eng played much better than this.. and all you did was criticize.
— Harish (@harishkp21) December 3, 2018
Also Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 defeated Bangladesh on a rank turner. Believe it’s more of a wind the toss and bat first and get 350-400 on the board. Team batting 2nd will definitely struggle
— Karan Sharma (@PunjKaran) December 3, 2018