Sanjay Manjrekar Savagely Trolled For "Bizarre" Tweet Questioning Use Of Stump Mics

Updated: 12 February 2019 19:36 IST

Sanjay Manjrekar was referring to the incident where England skipper Joe Root was involved in a verbal exchange with Windies pacer Shannon Gabriel.

Sanjay Manjrekar Savagely Trolled For "Bizarre" Tweet Questioning Use Of Stump Mics
Sanjay Manjrekar came under heavy fire for his tweet questioning use of stump mics. © Twitter

Sanjay Manjrekar has been on the receiving end of quite a lot criticism from fans regarding his tweets. A frequent Twitter user, Manjrekar's opinions have not always been received warmly by other users. On Tuesday, the former India cricketer weighed in on Joe Root's verbal exchange with Shannon Gabriel where the West Indian allegedly aimed a 'homophobic' jibe at the England captain. In response, Root was picked up by the stump mic appearing to say: "Don't use that as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay."

Comparing the incident to Sarfraz Ahmed's racial jibe at South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo, Manjrekar bizarrely said "ICC must brainstorm and decide if increased use of stump mics is actually good for the game or not".

Fans were not too impressed with Manjrekar's take of the incident and savagely trolled the cricketer-turned-commentator.

Although Gabriel's earlier comments were not picked up by the mic and Root refused to explain after the day's play exactly what was said, only saying the West Indian "might regret" the exchange.

"Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret, but they should stay on the field," Media reports quoted Root as saying at the close of play.

"Its Test cricket and he's an emotional guy trying to do everything he can to win a Test match. He's a good guy who plays hard cricket and is proud to be in the position he is. The battle was a good contest, he's had a wonderful series and he should be proud."

Sarfraz Ahmed, on the other hand, was suspended for four matches last month after accepting that he was in breach of the ICC's Anti-Racism Code for Participants.

The Pakistan captain's controversial remark was also picked up by a stump microphone during the second one-day international in Durban.

Sarfraz was heard making the comment in Urdu during South Africa's innings.

Highlights
  • Sanjay Manjrekar comes under fire on Twitter
  • Manjrekar tweeted questioning the use of stump mics
  • Manjrekar was referring to incident between Joe Root and Shannon Gabriel
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