Stokes and Manjrekar involved in a Twitter banter: The English all-rounder took a dig at the former India batsman.
Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar and current England all-rounder Ben Stokes were recently taking in a Twitter banter where the former’s comments about the English team didn’t seem to go well with the latter.
Most recently, England defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in their own backyard to register a historic whitewash. England wicket-keeper batsman Ben Foakes, who made his debut in the first Test at Galle, ended up as the top-scorer in the series, amassing 277 runs at an average of 69.25 and a strike rate of 56.30.
While Sri Lanka’s Dilruwan Perera was the highest wicket-taker in the series, it was England’s spin trio of Jack Leach, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, who took 48 wickets among them in the series.
The 53-year old former cricketer was of the opinion that Stokes is being credited more than the the trio of Foakes, Ali and Leach for the series win. Since it didn’t go well with him, here’s how he expressed his views on social media platform Twitter:
So you have these hardworking chefs who have made a great dish. Someone comes and puts a little garnish on top and he gets all the credit. Moeen, Leach, Foakes are those poor chefs and Stokes the one with the garnish.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 28, 2018
When someone else pointed it out to Stokes, he didn’t shy away from dropping a reaction. Read Stokes’ tweet below:
We don’t care about personal credit,and garnish is pointless on all food anyways,we care about winning,it’s a team sport and we won as a team #3-0 Cheers Sanjay 💤 https://t.co/4oVhPVm1d5
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) November 28, 2018
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
Well done Ben. Answered a pointless statement with dignity. Keep up the good work
— Paul Carrick (@paulcarrick) November 28, 2018
Most wickets taken by spinners in a 3 test series ever, and he thinks you are getting the credit?
— James Huggett (@0Huggett0) November 28, 2018
I think @sanjaymanjrekar is desperate for a bit of attention here. @benstokes38 -Please ignore him. You guys played really well and deserved a win. A great team performance by @englandcricket . Congrats guys!!
— Reetabrata Goswami (@reetabrata) November 28, 2018
I’m deadD 😂 how does this guy think u got all the credit? Them three were the ones who got the most praise, as they deserved
— Saleema (@_SaleemaP) November 28, 2018
Not sure how you’ve stolen the credit exactly? Didn’t Foakes get man of the series?
— Nick (@23nsg) November 28, 2018
We are sorry that Sanjay was born in India – Regards, Indians.
— Ankit Shah (@ankitss) November 28, 2018
Atleast he was the garnish ….. you weren’t even worth the finger bowl during your days Sanjay ! @sanjaymanjrekar
— Neelesh P (@docpaps) November 28, 2018
Sanjoy is like the little kid who tries to hang out with the popular group, and ends up making a fool of himself trying to act cool. One of that most biased commentators, however every commentators of recent lot are more or less biased but his words & comments just bleed my ears.
— krish Bhattacharya (@KrishMilano03) November 28, 2018
Manjrekar is a bumbling garnishing ‘Genius’
— RM1603 (@teranesh2000) November 28, 2018
How can you expect better from Sanju Manju? Next time instead of muting the TV listen to his commentary… All of his tweets will make sense then
— Ronit Shah (@kizxav) November 28, 2018