PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
India defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in the second Test in Kolkata to clean sweep the series on Sunday. While India captain Virat Kohli drew all the praise from fans across the country, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar faced flak on Twitter. During the match, Manjrekar had an argument with fellow commentator Harsha Bhogle over reviewing pink-ball cricket after India's first outing under lights in the longest format of the game. Bhogle had asked for a proper analysis of the pink-ball Test and suggested that players should be asked about any problems in sighting the ball. Manjrekar was quick to respond and said that "only you need to ask Harsha, not us, who have played a fair bit of the game." Bhogle was referring to several incidents that took place during the course of the match wherein Bangladeshi batsmen were seen taking hard hits onto their helmets. The commentator simply suggested Manjrekar for a fair "post-mortem" after the match to study if the players were facing any such difficulty in sighting the pink ball.
Manjrekar seemed to suggest that he knew better about cricket than harsha Bhogle since he had played the game. Harsha Bhogle, however, was adamant about learning the player's POV, who were out there in the middle and actually dealing with the pink ball. "You need to ask perhaps, for us, those who have played the game, we have a fair idea of what’s happening out there,” Manjrekar responded to Bhogle implying that he had a fair idea as he had "played the game". Manjrekar further added that having played 10-15 years of first-class cricket, he could perhaps say that with authority. To which Bhogle simply responded by saying, “having played cricket should never be a limitation or a ceiling to learning.” Manjrekar taking a "dig" at Bhogle for not having played cricket and dismissing his suggestion did not sit well with cricket fans in India.
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