India led to an emphatic win in their first-ever pink ball Day/Night Test at Eden Gardens against Bangladesh with complete dominance shown by Indian pacers in the second Test. However, it was the ugly on-air conversation that became the top trending topic on Twitter on Sunday night.
The hashtag #SanjayManjrekar trended on Twitter after Manjrekar seemed to suggest that he knew the technique better than Bhogle since he had played the game.
Here’s the transcript of the Live Conversation:
When there is a post-mortem done of this, the visibility of the ball will be one of the things to look at.
Don’t think so. Don’t think visibility is an issue.
We just need to ask the players what they think.
Only you need to ask Harsha, not us, who have played a fair bit of the game. It’s evident it can be seen well.
The only reason you need to ask is, having played cricket should never be a limitation or a ceiling to learning. We would never have had T20 cricket otherwise.
Point taken, don’t agree.
Bhogle was referring to several incidents that took place during the course of the match wherein Bangladeshi batsmen were seen taking hard hits onto their helmets. The commentator simply suggested Manjrekar for a fair “post-mortem” after the match to study if the players were facing any such difficulty in sighting the pink ball.
Their ugly spat and clear disagreement was shared on Twitter which soon went viral. This is how Bhogle fans reacted!
For various reasons, #HarshaBhogle suggested that they need to do a proper post-mortem after the pink-ball Test, asking the players whether there were problems regarding visibility.#INDvBAN#PinkBallTest
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) November 24, 2019
Only if #HarshaBhogle had got this type of support when he lost his job bcz of that tax evader panama uncle Bachchan and Dhobi . Poor guy was jobless for a year cz he was just doing his job ?. Tab kahe the tum log ??? #SanjayManjrekar
— Prithvi (@The_BeardMan_) November 24, 2019
— AkshayKatakam (@AkshayKatakam) November 24, 2019
#SanjayManjrekar has played exactly the same no of cricket matches with the pink ball as #HarshaBhogle. There wasn’t anything wrong in what HarshaBhogle said & Manjrekar had no business being rude on air. Never liked him when he was playing, will never like him commentating. ? https://t.co/c7Ho1fmSav
— Pallavi Deka (@pallavi_deka) November 24, 2019
Few years back, we saw #HarshaBhogle being sacked from commentary team. God knows why!! But here we have a reason to terminate this self proclaimed First class cricket legend who can’t be civil. #sanjaymanjrekar @StarSportsIndia @BCCI https://t.co/0WOJRd8Cgb
— Dheeraj S (@DheerajS777) November 24, 2019
“Arrogance diminishes wisdom” – true in Sanju Manju’s case
— Shubham (@shubhamrakhecha) November 24, 2019
— deepak singh (@deepaksingh_63) November 24, 2019
#SanjayManjrekar with his family name, the equivalent of cricketing royalty in Mumbai cricket. Enjoyed the privilege & fast tracked at every stage. And yet had an average career. Precious of him to insult a self-made professional #HarshaBhogle!
— Yeshwanth Kini (@YeshwanthKini) November 24, 2019
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