Cricket pundit Sanjay Manjrekar has made a habit of getting roasted on Twitter by fans, mostly due to his ill-thought-out tweets and opinions. He has been in constant news for his tweets and fans often take him to task whenever he slips up. Virat Kohli is one of the best Test batsmen in the current arena of Test cricket. The World No. 1 Test batsman has already notched up 6,000-plus runs in just 75 Tests and has been averaging more than 50 in this format.
With every passing match, whenever Kohli comes out to bat, he ensured he has a new record or a broken record to his name. One of the elite records so far in his account is that he was the first batsman to score a double ton in four consecutive Test series. It was the longest such sequence as he went past Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid who had done it in three successive series.
However, when Kohli first came into the Test circuit, he did not taste success overnight. Kohli made his Test debut in 2011 in an away series against the West Indies. His first Test appearance ended with forgettable scores of 4 and 15. That was followed by a duck and he needed five innings since his debut to finally score a fifty.
Right after Kohli’s sixth Test for India, which came during the Down Under tour in Sydney, cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar made a severe tweet about Kohli as he thought the future Indian skipper didn’t belong to Test cricket. “I would still drop VVS & get rohit in for next test. Makes long-term sense. give virat 1 more test..just to be sure he does not belong here,” Manjrekar tweeted.
As they say social media can be both helpful and dangerous and this time around, for Manjrekar it was the latter. Sanjay Manjrekar might have forgotten his obscure tweet made six years ago, but the fans never forgot and someone dug up the tweets from his timeline and fans took the former India player to task on his ill-opined advice.
Recently, Kohli led India to a 31-run win in the Adelaide Test against Australia and by doing so Kohli’s India became the first-ever touring Indian side to win the opening Test of a Down Under tour.