Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar (Credits: Twitter)

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar recently found himself in a tricky situation when a Twitter user accused him and his fellow commentators of being scared of MS Dhoni. It all started when the former cricketer-turned-commentator took to Twitter to criticise MS Dhoni’s decision of giving the responsibility of bowling the final over against Delhi Capitals to Ravindra Jadeja.

Chennai Super Kings ended up losing the game by 5 wickets as Jadeja failed to defend 16 runs in the final over. Axar Patel smashed the India star for three sixes to seal the thrilling game for his side. After the game, MS Dhoni had revealed that Dwayne Bravo was not fit and so he had no option but to pick between Jadeja and Karn Sharma.

Ravindra Jadeja, CSK, SRH, Jonny Bairstow, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Image Credits: Twitter

Sanjay Manjrekar, however, feels that Karn Sharma would have been a better option. In fact, he said that Karn Sharma over Jadeja was ‘a simple choice’ since two left-handed batsmen were at the crease.

“With two left handed batsmen at the crease, for me it was a simple choice. Karn Sharma over Jadeja. A wrist spinner can get the ball (googly)to go away from the left handed batsman & wrist spinner gets extra bounce too. Costly mistake from CSK,” wrote Sanjay Manjrekar on Twitter.

This is when an user accused him and his fellow commentators of being scared of criticising Dhoni. The user was miffed that Sanjay Manjrekar did not mention Dhoni’s name in the tweet and instead wrote ‘costly mistake from CSK’ as he tweeted:

“Look at his tweet on Shreyas Iyer just a while ago: sharply critical and biting tone. And look at this tweet: Dhoni’s mistake becomes CSK’s mistake. This is a regular trend. How scared are commentators to criticize Dhoni!! Not just Sanjay Manjrekar, each one of them.”

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar (Credits: Twitter)

Manjrekar noticed the tweet and he was quick to reply to it. Known for making bold comments, the former cricketer, who was sacked by BCCI earlier this year, clarified his tweet and also made it clear that he is not scare of criticise Dhoni, writing:

“Sir when I say, costly mistake by CSK, what’s the inference? Is it not Dhoni? And with Iyer, it was his batting I was specifically talking about, can’t say DC there can I? Am I scared to criticise Dhoni? May be our friends here on Twitter could answer that.

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