On Sunday former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar took to Twitter to share his reaction after being removed from the commentary panel of the Indian cricket board. He accepted the decision as a professional as stated.
Manjrekar removed from the panel
A new report on Mumbai Mirror wrote that Sanjay Manjrekar was removed from the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s commentary panel. Manjrekar was missing in India’s first ODI against South Africa in Dharamsala. Since the match was rained out it went unnoticed. Then the remaining games of the series were also cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak. The report also said that Manjrekar would not be a part of Indian Premier League commentary panel as well.
BCCI has not been lately happy with the service of Manjrekar as a commentator. He did attract criticism after he commented on Ravindra Jadeja and called him ‘bits and pieces cricketer’. Then he took a dig at Harsha Bhogle and questioned his credibility of doing the job. Later Manjrekar apologised for both incidents and also said that 2019 was the worse year in his commentary career.
What Manjrekar says
After the news broke, fans started giving mixed reactions to the incident. Manjrekar took time. The paper mentioned that he did not take calls or reply to messages as well. But then Manjrekar chose his social media account to share his reaction. He said that he was accepting the call as a professional. He also added that commentary was a privilege to him and not an entitlement.
The tweet by Sanjay Manjrekar read, “I have always considered commentary as a great privilege, but never an entitlement. It is up to my employers whether they choose to have me or not & I will always respect that. Maybe BCCI has not been happy with my performance of late. I accept that as a professional.”