India vs England: Sanjay Manjrekar trolled by fans after ‘team vs individual’ comment
Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who now works as a commentator and TV pundit, had his say on India’s performance at Edgbaston and ruffled the feathers of many fans.Updated: Aug 07, 2018 11:44 IST
The Indian cricket team’s loss in the first Test match against England at Edgbaston was a hard pill to swallow for most fans, especially since the team at one stage looked like they could pull off an upset. (FULL IND v ENG coverage)
Virat Kohli starred with the bat, scoring 149 and 51 in the first and second innings, respectively. However, the overall failure of the batting unit meant India succumbed to a 31 run loss in the first game of the five-match series.
Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who now works as a commentator and TV pundit, had his say on India’s performance and his take on things successfully ruffled the feathers of many fans.
“When it’s a contest between a team and an individual the team generally wins,” he tweeted from his official account.
When it’s a contest between a team and an individual the team generally wins. #INDvENG— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 4, 2018
His tweet received a swarm of responses that ranged from mean to poignant, with many fans pointing out that Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma played well at Edgbaston.
Don't blabber it was an excellent contribution from Ashwin and Ishant. The blame is on batsmen.. Mr. Mumbaikar the entire batting unit failed.. Kholi was dropped in first innings too regardless his marvelous efforts..— Adhivan Vikram (@upplikanth) August 4, 2018
But if you analyze closely bowlers from both teams bowled excellently. Indian batsmen faltered a bit more than English batsmen hence lost. In fact English batsmen batted as badly.— mohan (@mohansunderam) August 4, 2018
A bit unfair to Ishant and Ashwin at least! Funny how underappreciated bowlers are even in a low scoring match.— Ali Ahmed Khan (@Alihappy92) August 4, 2018
Wish you had know this when u were in the team with Tendulkar... we would have won much earlier as well!— Vignesh Shankar (@bigvig21) August 5, 2018
Yes, unless it's a team made of 11 Sanjay Manjrekars.— Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) August 4, 2018
India will next take on England at Lord’s in the second Test, starting from August 9.
First Published: Aug 07, 2018 11:39 IST