Indian cricket commentator and former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar is once again in the headlines. This time a fan has told him on Twitter that he and his fellow commentators are afraid to criticize Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni.
On 18 October (Saturday), the Delhi team defeated Chennai by 5 wickets in the match between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings at Sharjah ground.
In this match, Delhi needed 17 runs to win in the last over and then Chennai captain Dhoni handed Jadeja the ball. Then Delhi left-handed batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Akshar Patel were batting. The reason for bowling to Jadeja was also that Dwayne Bravo had gone out of the ground due to injury.
Regarding this decision, Manjrekar made a tweet in which he wrote that in front of two left-handed batsmen, there would have been a better option from Jadeja Karn Sharma and CSK made a mistake by giving Jadeja the ball.
Manjrekar wrote, "When there are two left-handed batsmen on the field, then it is a simple option for me that I will give the ball to Karn Sharma instead of Jadeja. A leg-spinner can take the ball away from the left-handed batsman by throwing a googly and they also get extra bounce but this is a big mistake from CSK."
After this, a cricket fan on Twitter took a dig at Manjrekar and said that while he had to criticize Shreyas Iyer a while back, he had written the name of Delhi captain in it, but when Dhoni tweeted for him, Dhoni Did not write his name because not only Manjrekar but all his colleagues are afraid of the commentary panel Dhoni.
After this, Sanjay Manjrekar responded to this fan and said that when he is saying that it is CSK’s fault that means Dhoni is also involved. And if he had spoken about Iyer’s batting, then the entire Delhi Capitals could not be named in it.
Sanjay Manjrekar wrote, " Sir, when I say that CSK has made a huge mistake what does it mean? Doesn’t Dhoni’s name figure in this? Iyer tweeted about batting. Can I name Delhi Capitals there. Am I afraid of criticizing Dhoni? Only our friends on Twitter can answer this."