"Jaldi se popcorn leke aata hoon'- Twitter buzzes as Murali Vijay takes a stand against Sanjay Manjrekar's 'surprising' comments

Murali Vijay slammed Sanjay Manjrekar after the commentator showcased 'surprise' at seeing Vijay name among greats.

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Former India opener Murali Vijay has taken a dig at former Mumbai cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar over his comments during the first Test between India and Australia in Nagpur. Manjrekar admitted to being surprised when a stat was presented regarding the conversion rates of Indian openers in Tests at home. The list showed Vijay at the top of the list, with the likes of Mohammad Azharuddin, Polly Umrigar, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli following.


Vijay expressed his disappointment in a series of tweets, with the first one reading: "@sanjaymanjrekar Surprised wow". He continued, saying: "Some Mumbai ex-players can never be appreciative of the south ! "

Vijay's remark comes as a surprise to many as he is known for his reserved and dignified nature. However, it appears that he has taken Manjrekar's comments personally and feels that he has been disrespected. This is not the first time Manjrekar has faced criticism for his comments, and many feel that his remarks can often be insensitive and dismissive towards cricketers who have dedicated their lives to the sport.

Murali Vijay, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, played a total of 61 Tests, 17 ODIs and nine T20 Internationals for India. He was a crucial member of the Indian cricket team and made many memorable contributions to Indian cricket. He will be remembered for his batting style, his fielding abilities and his contributions to the team.


In conclusion, Vijay's dig at Manjrekar is a testament to the disappointment felt by cricketers when their achievements are not recognized and appreciated. It is important for commentators to be sensitive towards cricketers and to acknowledge their contributions to the sport. Only then can we create a positive and supportive environment for cricketers to grow and excel in their careers.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Murali Vijay's clap back: 



Many however also criticised Vijay for dragging Mumbai's name into the tweet and creating a divide between the north and the south of India.

Update: The chart was brought up again on the screen while Sanjay Manjrekar was commentating on the ongoing India vs Australia Test match. This time, however, Manjrekar seemed to change his tone given he must have gotten many angry messages on Twitter.

Speaking on the same time about Murali Vijay's stat, Majrekar said, "Vijay, good to see him in the list. We tend to forget his contribution. Great conversion rate."

As for the match, India has taken a 144-run lead in the ongoing India vs Australia 1st Test match. Rohit Sharma (120) has been the top scorer for the team after he brought out an incredible century.

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