Bangladesh made a stunning comeback to restrict India to 314 runs after Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul got India off to a flying start at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Men in Blues once again failed to pounce on the death overs as MS Dhoni was unable to take on the Bangladesh bowlers. However, it was former India cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar who was at the receiving end of the criticisms for his poor commentary.
Manjrekar trolled badly over poor commentary
Batting first, last match centurion Rohit Sharma once again got India off to an excellent start alongside KL Rahul. They added 180 runs for the first wicket which is also the highest first wicket partnership for India in the World Cups. Rohit took on the Bangladesh bowlers to bring his fourth World Cup century and in the process broke a handful of records. But the Tigers made an outstanding come back to bring down the free flow of run-rate.
Mustafizur Rahman led Bangladesh with the ball picking five wickets and restrict India to 314 runs. At one time, it looked like Virat Kohli & Co would post a 350+ score, but Mustafizur’s double strike in one over removing Kohli and Hardik Pandya had cut down the run-rate. MS Dhoni once again struggled to get going scoring only 35 runs off just 33 deliveries including four boundaries.
Meanwhile, it was Sanjay Manjrekar who was at the receiving end for his poor commentary during the match. While many muted the television screen during his commentary, others called Star Sports to ban the former cricketer from commentating further in the World Cup. Manjrekar over criticised the Indian players, especially MS Dhoni.
— Shreevats goswami (@shreevats1) July 2, 2019
If Sanjay Manjrekar hhad spent even a fraction of the time he spends analyzing Dhoni’s batting to analyzing his commentary, life would have been so much better
— La Pelota No Se Mancha (@HomerOpines) July 2, 2019
Sanjay Manjrekar is now But shouldn't be again, forever.. Retire immediately so that I could watch the match peacefully. Ganguly is the second worst followed by Overacting Bhogle.. it feels so great to watch games with overseas commentary of Doul, Bishop, Atherton etc pic.twitter.com/u3QLLAqtyX
— Being awesome (@ItsMyTweetWorld) July 2, 2019
When Other Batters Hit 4 or 6
Sanjay Manjrekar : That's a Perfect Shot
When Dhoni hits 4 or 6
Sanjay Manjrekar : That was a Bad Ball from Bowler
— C ? ? ? ? (@AravindFCB) July 2, 2019
I was watching the match with Hindi commentary, Akash Chopra was so irritating that I wanted to slap him. Changed to English commentary and here Sanjay Manjrekar is so irritating that Akash Chopra looks like an angel
— Ra_Bies 2.0 (@Ra_Bies) July 2, 2019
Could we find a replacement for Sanjay Manjrekar? Thank you ??
— Karan Jotwani (@BabaJotwani) July 2, 2019
Can a petition be started to ban Sanjay Manjrekar from doing the commentary #INDvBAN
— Krishna Pasumarthi (@KrsnaP79) July 2, 2019
— Chandan Mohanty?? (@odiya_af) July 2, 2019
Number of half centuries of MSD are more than matches played by Sanjay Manjrekar
And this Bullshit is questioning about Dhoni's performance
— Abdur Rahman (@AbdurRa09061566) July 2, 2019
Sanju Manju is so bad that even fans are muting @StarSportsIndia Hindi.
Let's try this. The next time Sanjay Manjrekar comes on commentary, Mute commentary, take a pic. Tweet with #SackManjrekar
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) July 2, 2019
Sanjay Manjrekar: I've seen Rohit Sharma grow mature as a player.
Rohit Sharma: pic.twitter.com/tRy8JTyZEO
— Sagar (@sagarkinaaare) July 2, 2019
— CricBlog ✍ (@cric_blog) July 2, 2019
Some people want Bhuvi to play
Some people want Shami to play
But deep down we all want Star Sports to fire Sanjay Manjrekar.#IndvWI
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 27, 2019