IPL 2020: Sanjay Manjrekar Faces Heat For Calling Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu 'Low profile cricketers'

IPL 2020: Sanjay Manjrekar Faces Heat For Calling Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu ‘Low profile cricketers’

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar (Credits: Twitter)

Sanjay Manjrekar and controversy go hand-in-hand. The former India batsman is known for making bold comments which eventually played a part in his sacking from BCCI commentary panel earlier this year in March.

Last year, he was slammed by many for calling India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja bits and pieces cricketer. And he is facing a similar situation once again for calling Piyush Chawla and Ambati Rayudu ‘low profile cricketers’ after both impressed in Chennai Super Kings’ thumping win over Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020-opener

Playing his first match for CSK, Chawla conceded just 21 runs in his four overs and took the important wicket of Rohit Sharma in the powerplay to give his side the much-needed first breakthrough. On the other hand, Rayudu played a stunning knock of 71.

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu (Credits: IPLT20)

He walked out to bat when CSK were reeling at 6 for 2 while chasing 163. The right-handed batsman shared a 115-run stand with Faf du Plessis who remained unbeaten on 58 as CSK chased down the total with four balls remaining. Following the game, Sanjay Manjrekar took to Twitter to praise both the performers.

But in doing so, he invited criticism for himself once again by calling them low-profile cricketers, writing:

“So happy for two pretty low profile cricketers Piyush Chawla and Ambati Rayudu. Chawla was sensational with the ball. Bowled the 5th & 16th over too. Rayudu..well…one of the best IPL innings from him based on quality of shots played! Well done CSK!”


Fans slam Sanjay Manjrekar:

Unsurprisingly, the fans were not at all impressed with Sanjay Manjrekar’s choice of words and did not waste any time in slamming him. While some reminded him of Chawla and Rayudu’s contribution for Indian cricket, some even took a dig at his record.

Here are the reactions:


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