The BCCI president suggested to not draw any conclusion based on one series. This reaction came when he was asked to comment on BCCI dropping Sanjay Manjrekar from the commentary panel.
Sanjay Manjrekar was not seen in the Dharamshala for the India-South Africa ODI. The abandoned match did not let the fans notice this unusual thing in the commentary box. Since 1996 Manjrekar has been a significant face for the ICC and BCCI events when it comes to commentary. But a few days back Mumbai Mirror wrote that BCCI decided to drop Manjrekar as the board was not impressed by his job in recent times. A source quoted by the paper also mentioned that Manjrekar would not be in the panel for IPL commentary too.
Speaking about the same, Sourav Ganguly, the president of Indian cricket board said that it is not right to jump to conclusion just because Manjrekar was not there for one series. Manjrekar himself called 2019 as the worst commentary year in his life. A couple of his controversial comments on Ravindra Jadeja and Harsha Bhogle attracted huge criticism. Post he asked for an apology but probably the damage was done.
Sanjay Manjrekar initially was not available to comment of the story. But on Sunday he took his Twitter account to share his thoughts on the same. He told that he would like to accept it as professional and commentary was a privilege to him rather than an entitlement. He did admit that BCCI was not probably happy with his performance late.
“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.”