December 13, 2016 6:26:36 pm
While it was a great day for the Indian cricket team, which won the Test match against England by an innings, it wasn’t a very good day for commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who drew a lot of flak for his rather positive tweet. However, it didn’t go down well with people on social media who found it ‘regional’. “Not a single Mumbai player in the team, but the crowd came in large numbers even on a Monday morning to see Indian cricket win. #Proud,” he tweeted.
The cricket match at Wankhede Stadium witnessed huge crowds on all five days. In fact, Despite Thursday, Friday and Monday being weekdays, it didn’t stop cricket lovers from thronging to the stadium. Manjrekar’s tweet implied that no player from Mumbai was actually a part of the team for this series but Mumbaikars still came to watch the match. As soon as he tweeted, people couldn’t help point out that it’s an international match and people come for the love of cricket, not just to cheer players from their city.
“I think it was a test match between IndiavEng, so any Mumbaikars deir or not is as irrelevant ques as some of your stuff,” wrote a user. “oh thank u for letting us know that Mumbai is in India,” wrote another.
Mumbai boy Akinkya Rahane had to be dropped because of a knee injury and Shardul Thakur could also not make it to team. Interestingly, the Mumbai hosted the match after three years, the last time being farewell match of Sachin Tendulkar.
Here’s how people reacted to Manjrekar’s tweet
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) December 12, 2016
— Pritish (@Pritish_SIPL) December 13, 2016
— ABK (@GalatJawab) December 13, 2016
— Mukund D (@mdd986) December 12, 2016
— Ajay Srinivasan (@Ajaychairman) December 12, 2016
@sanjaymanjrekar They are Indians first and Mumbaikar later. Whats with the agenda?
— Non-Flying Dutchman (@Bergkamp_esque) December 12, 2016
— KarthikSubramanianR (@SoupyLel) December 13, 2016
@sanjaymanjrekar I think it was a test match between IndiavEng, so any Mumbaikars deir or not is as irrelevant ques as some of your stuff :)
— dhaval kaushik (@dhaval2013) December 12, 2016
@sanjaymanjrekar oh thank u for letting us know that Mumbai is in India !
— tarun chugh (@tarunyc) December 12, 2016
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