Twitterati brutally troll Sanjay Manjrekar for doubting Kohli's declaration decision

Twitterati brutally troll Sanjay Manjrekar for doubting Kohli’s declaration decision

Captain Kohli decided to declare the innings when Rohit Sharma was batting on 63 and was marching his way towards a century.

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Although the Indian contingent took the upper hand in the ongoing Boxing Day Test against Australia, commentator Sanjay Manjrekar seemed slightly unconvinced with a few tactics used by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Australian batting line-up lost track quite soon on Day 3 and as things have fallen pretty well in place for the visitors.

Captain Kohli decided to declare the innings when Rohit Sharma was batting on 63 and was marching his way towards a century. There was some disappointment on social media regarding Kohli’s call and joining the masses was Manjrekar, who felt the declaration move was pretty strange. The former Indian cricketer felt with Rohit in the middle, they could’ve gone past the 500-run mark.

“Strange declaration from India. With Rohit there, India could have got 50/75 runs or even more runs, runs which would be harder to get batting second. Made sense in getting them now,” Manjrekar tweeted.

Fans call it the “Mumbaikar love”

There was palpable distress on Twitter after Manjrekar had tweeted his opinion and many called it the hometown affection for his fellow Mumbaikar Rohit Sharma. The 31-year-old has been tremendous in ODIs for a fairly long time, but his place in the Test side has been pretty questionable considering how pale he has been in recent foreign tours.

There were some eyebrows raised when he was recalled for the tour Down Under despite not appearing in the squad that played against Windies. Despite failing in the Adelaide Test, he compiled a brilliant half-century on difficult conditions, showing good patience and skill in the middle. All the faith shown by the management has finally paid off, but there wasn’t much time for Rohit to register three figures.

Commentators like Sanjay Manjrekar and Sunil Gavaskar have always been under the scanner for being too biased towards Mumbai cricketers. This, according to the fans, was another such occasion where one Mumbaikar tried to highlight another by putting captain Kohli under the negative spotlight.

Here’s how Twitter took a jibe at Manjrekar after his tweet:

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