Sanjay Manjrekar mocks India coach selection: Former cricketer was sarcastic in his remarks regarding India’s convolution of selecting their coach.
To fill the vacancy of India’s cricket coach a couple of years ago, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) had invited applications regarding the same. With former coach Anil Kumble claiming that his relationship with Virat Kohli in untenable, a lot of news regarding a rift between the two was generated.
It followed the board in association with CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee), comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, selecting a new coach in Ravi Shastri.
Different people had different views about the selection. Some were of the opinion that the Kohli-Shastri partnership might not come for India while the others thought of otherwise.
In terms of the results, India started fairly well under this duo. However, once the team started playing outside Asia, the real concerns started to evolve. India ended up losing the Test series in both South Africa and England, something which Shastri had believed that they would win.
At the time of writing this article, the current state of the English series is such that fans are wondering as to whether India would lose the series 4-1 or 3-1.
Sanjay Manjrekar, former India batsman who is currently in England for a commentary stint, mocked the whole coaching saga in co-relation with India getting the new ball but unsuccessfully asking for an old one. “India asked for a replacement ball, didn’t like the new ball, asked for the original ball again… a bit like the coach situation in the last couple of years”, Manjrekar was heard from the commentary box yesterday.
Manjrekar’s words might have been less but they left an impact in terms of putting out his message. Manjrekar didn’t comment more on this issue when his co-commentator, Harsha Bhogle, asked him to continue.