IPL 2020: Sanjay Manjrekar became a teacher to get his point across to a Twitter user.© Sanjay Manjrekar / Instagram
Sanjay Manjrekar was involved in an argument with a Twitter user on Sunday about who should receive the Man of the Match prize in the 2020 Indian Premier League second qualifier. A Twitter user responded to one of Manjrekar’s previous tweets where the former cricketer had thought about who should have been the Man of the Match in Qualifier 1 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. “When judging the MOM award you have to look at how the match was placed mid-match, MI almost sealed the match with their batting. So the impact of the match winning was made by batsmen. With respect to Boult & Bumrah, MOM should have been a batsman, ” Manjrekar tweeted on Nov. 6.
I have to explain my thoughts to some people like teacher to elementary school kids. I meant AFTER THE MATCH IS EVEN, look half way through the match to see how the match was done, you will get a good idea if batsmen or bowlers eventually won them the match. https://t.co/HgQEEsQWDY
– Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 8, 2020
The user, who replied to the tweet on Nov. 7, posted another reply referring to Sunday’s clash between Delhi and SunRisers Hyderabad.
“@sanjaymanjrekar shall we give the man of the match to Shikhar Dhawan yet?” the user tweeted.
Dhawan scored the highest score in Delhi’s inning, hitting 78 runs from 50 balls, while Delhi placed 189/3 after winning the coin toss and batting first.
An unpecked Manjrekar replied: “I need to explain my thoughts to some people like the teacher to kids in elementary school. I meant AFTER THE MATCH IS EVEN, look half way through to see how the match finished, you will get a good idea whether batsmen or bowlers they eventually won the game. “
Mumbai had beaten Delhi by 57 runs in Qualification 1 when two of their hitters – Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav – reached the 1950s.
In the chase of 201, Delhi lost their top three to ducks, mostly catching up before finishing timidly at 143/8, losing the match and a possible place in the final.
That may have triggered Manjrekar’s post-match observation that he, the former Indian batsman, was clear in his thought process, even in the face of some opposition.
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