Sanjay Manjrekar tweeted on Australia’s continued dominance in the ongoing Ashes series as the Kangaroos went on to win the 3rd Test at the WACA in Perth by an innings and 41 runs to reclaim the urn and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5 match series. They have been simply exceptional in all three departments of the game while England has been found wanting on most occasions.
Despite a sensational opening day’s play for the visitors on Day 3, they failed to seize the advantage and went on to concede a mammoth lead of 259 runs to the hosts in the 1st essay. Riding on a sensational double century by Steve Smith and a counter-attacking 181 by Mitchell Marsh Australia posted a daunting total of 662 on the board.
The visitors needed to bat out of their skin to harbor hopes of saving the Test match but it didn’t turn out the way they had hoped for. England lost openers, Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman, pretty cheaply which put them on the backfoot. James Vince then struck some delightful shots en route to his half-century but soon after completing the landmark, he was castled by a sensational delivery from Mitchell Starc.
The ball was going towards the leg and all of a sudden after pitching it changed ways and disturbed the off stump. It was a great sight for everyone as Vince himself looked perplexed that how did the ball deviate that much. It might be recalled here that during Shane Warne’s first Ashes series, the leg-spinning magician bowled a sensational delivery to dismiss Mike Gatting in 1993 which is considered “The Ball of the Century”.
The ball pitched outside the leg stump and turned viciously to take the off stump which made Gatting looked perplexed. It was simply an extraordinary delivery and despite Starc’s delivery not being in that bracket, it will be remembered by all and sundry in the years to come.
Former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar took a dig at the English players. Taking to his twitter handle Manjrekar wrote, “As long as we have English batsmen, we will have balls of the century.”
As long as we have English batsmen, we will have balls of the century.?
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 19, 2017
Just after his tweet many Twitter users started trolling him and asked him what is his record in Test cricket that he is questioning the English batsmen.
Sanjay Manjrekar commenting on players who hv had a better record than him in half his total playing years ?
— Rajat Gupta (@rajat2812) December 19, 2017
N What about you ! How many tests have you played !!
— RakeshRam?? (@rakeshram1984) December 19, 2017
Not really brother. If Pak India play to each other, I can bet you this will be bigger than #Ashes
— Salman Khan (@__SALMAN1) December 19, 2017