Australia’s wicket-keeper batswoman Alyssa Healey gave a befitting reply to former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar’s take on the Aussie women’s cricket team on social media.
The cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has once again come under Twitterati’s radar for opening his mouth.
On Wednesday, Manjerakar posted on Twitter, wherein he took on the Australian women’s cricket team and it didn’t go down well with the Twitterati.
“Will never forget a sight that made me quite angry at that time,” Manjrekar started out in his post.
“Harmanpreet Kaur had just played one of the all time great innings of 171 n.o in the Women’s World Cup semi final in England last year.”
“At the end of the innings, not one Australian player waited for Kaur to leave the field first. Forget applause, there was not even an acknowledgement of one of the greatest performances seen in women’s cricket.”
“Instead, the Aussie women were sen walking away like an army battalion whose pride had been hurt and could not wait to get back on the front & teach the ‘enemy’ a lesson.”
“As it turned out, Australia lost that game easily.”
“Australian players for some reason are convinced that showing grace on the field makes them weaker as opponents, when actually there is no connection between the two, as it was seen in this Women’s game,” Manjrekar concluded his post.
Needed to get this thought out. pic.twitter.com/0Pi1Uq9fYe
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 28, 2018
Responding to his Tweet, Alyssa Healy, the wife of current Aussie pace Mitchell Starc, wrote: “This makes me really mad. Completely unfair and very poorly timed. Why are you trying to drag our game down as well? Happy to discuss this with you in person instead of you just throwing these comments out there.”
This makes me really mad. Completely unfair and very poorly timed. Why are you trying to drag our game down as well? Happy to discuss this with you in person instead of you just throwing these comments out there.
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) March 28, 2018
Not just Healey, but Manjrekar’s post upset many cricket fans including Indians.
Here is how Twitter reacted to his rant:
— ZENIA D’CUNHA (@ZENIADCUNHA) March 28, 2018
We will agree to disagree on this one & no doubt chat further Sanjay but this is way off the mark. First on timing & linking to recent events, 2nd on questioning the long established quality reputation of a team base on one incident adjudged from afar.
— Mel ‘MJ’ Jones (@meljones_33) March 28, 2018
Indians-each time Manjrekar tweets something senseless pic.twitter.com/hDDF8SlEpS
— Ankita Parmer🇮🇳🙋🏽♀️ (@1ndianfirst) March 28, 2018
Clearly remember @AlexBlackwell2 hugging and giving her jersey to @ImHarmanpreet after the match.we cant generalize a team as unsporting based on one observation. #BallTemperingrow #steve smith #bcciwomen #indwvausw #David warner #WomensTriSeries
— Summer Bird (@Mshine_onR) March 28, 2018
Why did you prefer to get this thought now ? Why not previously?
— Piyush Sood (@piyushsood94) March 28, 2018
Don’t kick a man when he’s down. The @SouthernStars have an excellent attitude, this criticism is totally uncalled for.
— Silly Wonka (@Rumpelstilt5kin) March 28, 2018
Women’s cricket is least tainted thing right now. Please, for heavens sake, don’t ruin it for us fans. We have came a long way to find this glory for women’s cricket. We fans respect all the players and teams. Please, don’t ruin it.
— Kalyani Mangale (@MangaleKalyani) March 28, 2018
You are no therapist or psychologist. Just call the game as it is. You are more of a fanboy when you commentate than a commentator. And stop trying to predict what players are thinking or talking.
— Justin (@JusTaG_30) March 28, 2018
All the while have seen the Australians were the first to appreciate great knocks by Sachin and VVS or Rahul
— kiran mokashi (@kiranmokashi) March 28, 2018
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