Sanjay Manjrekar Took A Dig At Ajinkya Rahane And Sparked A Big Debate
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Sanjay Manjrekar Took A Dig At Ajinkya Rahane And Sparked A Big Debate

Ajinkya Rahane

Former Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has once again triggered a debate on social media after he took a dig at India’s Test vicecaptain Ajinkya Rahane.

On day 5 of the ongoing Test match, Ajinkya Rahane walked-in to bat after Shubman Gill’s dismissal, however, he failed to make full use of the opportunity as he was dismissed by a stunning delivery from James Anderson.

Resuming the day at 39/1 from overnight, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara added 19 runs on the scoreboard before Pujara fell for a Leach’s trap. Following Pujara’s dismissal, James Anderson was introduced into the attack on day 5 last among all the other front line bowlers. However, James took only 2 balls to strike and put team India in some deep trouble.

Anderson only took 3 balls to dismiss Rahane as he bowled an amazing reverse-swing delivery that moved both in the air and off the pitch. Rahane, while trying to defend on the front foot, was trapped and the ball thudded into the stumps, ending his knock on a duck. The dismissal took place only two deliveries after he dismissed Shubman Gill with a similar reverse-swinging delivery.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar took to his social media and posted a hard-hitting tweet about India’s vice-captain. In his tweet, Manjrekar wrote that his issue is with ‘Rahane, the batsman’, who after scoring 100 in Melbourne wasn’t able to score a big number.  He claimed that class players carry their form after scoring a century. Manjrekar wrote:

“My issue with Rahane the captain is Rahane the batsman. After that 100 in Melbourne his scores are – 27*, 22, 4, 37, 24, 1 & 0. After a 100, class players carry their form & carry the burden of players out of form. #INDvENG

Here, check out the tweet:

The tweet soon went viral and was flooded with mixed reactions from the fans to it. Manjrekar’s tweet started a debate on social media, while there were many who came out in support of Rahane, on the other hand, many agreed with the thoughts of Manjrekar.

Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:

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