Sanjay Manjrekar is the most trolled personality in the cricket world and anyone will hardly doubt this. The former Indian Cricketer and Commentator is often slammed over his disputable tweets and absurd opinions.
In last one and half year, he has made enough verbal spats and controversies to be dropped from BCCI’s and subsequently IPL GC’s commentator panel. He has been at the forefront of many recent twitter word-wars like- being slammed by Ravindra Jadeja also for calling the latter a bits and pieces cricketer and then being slammed by fans after questioning Harsha Bhogle’s credibility.
Once again, Manjrekar has made yet another controversial tweet, this time targeting Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson. Although he put some stats in his tweet and some fans might agree with him, yet it is unfair to criticize someone after a couple of failures.
His tweet read: “No matter what the format, I make it a point to look at a player’s FC record to get a general idea about the player. Something about Samson that’s always bothered me..his FC average is 37. In comparison, Mayank is 57 & Gill in his 21 matches a staggering 73.”
No matter what the format, I make it a point to look at a player's FC record to get a general idea about the player. Something about Samson that's always bothered me..his FC average is 37. In comparison, Mayank is 57 & Gill in his 21 matches a staggering 73.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 6, 2020
After playing two match winning innings for Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson has been quiet in last three matches. On the big grounds of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, bowlers have succeeded in exploiting Samson’s weakness against the short ball into the body.
His last three innings read 8, 4 and 0. However, the right-hander is not bothered about these low scores as he replied: “I often hear that I need to score regularly. But they forget that there is something called skill and I succeed with that twice in 10 times.
“Always look to score big. That is my game and I do not want to change that. I play positive and dominant cricket and there is a risk of getting out. Do not like to stay at the crease for long and absorb a lot of balls. I am happy to score double hundreds every 10 innings rather than the 40s and 50s.”
Sanju Samson is a natural stroke-maker and we all know ‘What he does when in touch’. While Sanju Samson looks unperturbed about his form and a little inconsistency, RR would be expecting fire-works from him in today’s match against Delhi Capitals.