Sanjay Manjrekar-Michael Vaughan war-of-words escalates over flawed approach tweet

first_imgA day after Michael Vaughan took a jibe at Sanjay Manjrekar over the former India cricketer’s tweet on England cricket’s flawed approach, Manjrekar has hit back at Vaughan. One of the game’s most respected analysts, Manjrekar questioned England all-rounder Sam Curran’s batting position in the first Test against the West Indies in Bridgetown.Curran, who was impressive in England’s 4-1 Test series win against India at home, batted at No.9 in both innings of the Bridgetown Test and managed only 14 and 17 as England lost by an innings and 381 runs. “Trevor Bayliss said that Sam Curran has endured the first bad game of his career. Curran has 15 wickets in 15 innings. So it’s more his batting Bayliss is talking about…Curran bats at no 8 & 9. Highlights the flawed thinking & approach of England,” Manjrekar had tweeted.Vaughan, a former captain did not take lightly to Manjrekar’s observation. “The same flawed thinking that beat India 4-1 Sanjay,” he tweeted.Sanjay Manjrekar, however, sought to end the debate with this:Trevor Bayliss said that Sam Curran has endured the first bad game of his career. Curran has 15 wickets in 15 innings. So it’s more his batting Bayliss is talking about…Curran bats at no 8 & 9. Highlights the flawed thinking & approach of England.#ENGvWISanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 29, 2019The same flawed thinking that beat India 4-1 Sanjay .. #OnOn https://t.co/u9Lq2jKeWHMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 29, 2019That you are reacting this way further highlights the flawed mindset. I rest my case. https://t.co/0kRCC83kpWadvertisementSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 30, 2019Manjrekar, who played 37 Tests and 74 ODIs from 1987 to 1996, has recently raised several questions on England’s tactics and approach. England, after defeating top-ranked India at home, whitewashed Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka but crashed to a heavy defeat against the West Indies, who are 8th in the ICC’s Test rankings.”Anyone who follows me on social media will know my latest bugbear is English cricket – its planning and decisions, and the discourse around it,” Manjrekar wrote in an article for ESPNcricinfo. “This is basically an outsider looking in at English cricket.”My heart melted the first time I toured England as a player, in 1990, and has done every time since then, watching their fans flock to the grounds to enjoy cricket, especially Test cricket: how they are glued to the action on the field, every ball of the day, applauding every maiden over. I wish you could clone them for Test matches all over the world.”India is the new powerhouse of cricket, but England still remains cricket’s conscience, its soul. And that is why, for long, I have felt that England cricket fans deserve a champion team to support,” he wrote.Also Read | Former India cricketer Jacob Martin out of danger after help from cricket fraternitylast_img

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