Sanjay Manjrekar has often been criticized for his biased opinions. Many fans have allegedly claimed that he has a soft spot for Mumbai players and always seems to back and praise them. Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Manjrekar questioned the inclusion of in-form Karnataka batsman KL Rahul in the red-ball squad. This didn’t go well with Kris Srikkanth, the former Indian opener lashed out at him for his statement.


Completely disagreeing with Sanjay’s remark, the Tamil-Nadu cricketing superstar called his views ‘rubbish’. “What Sanjay Manjrekar is talking is all rubbish. I’ll not agree,” Srikkanth said in his YouTube channel Cheeky Cheeka. Moreover, Kris showed complete disregard to the Indian commentator claiming that Sanjay should be left alone.”Leave Sanjay Manjrekar alone, he doesn’t have any other job,” Srikkanth quipped. Backing the performance of KL Rahul in the whites, Srikkanth believes that KL Rahul has been rightly given a chance in the Test squad, “Questioning KL Rahul’s selection in Tests? He has played well in Tests. I won’t agree at all. Just because Sanjay wants to question something, I don’t think I’ll agree. You shouldn’t question something just to create a controversy” he said.


the former Indian selector took a dig at Manjrekar. Subsequently, he asked him to think about cricket beyond Mumbai and become neutral in the true sense of the term. “Sanjay Manjrekar cannot think beyond Bombay. That’s the problem. We are talking neutral. Manjrekar cannot think beyond Bombay. For people like Manjrekar, everything is Bombay, Bombay and Bombay. They have to think beyond Bombay.” KL Rahul hasn’t really has a great Test career. He has a batting average of 22 in his last 27 innings and would like to change them. As he has been in the form of his life of late, one would hope that he makes a memorable comeback in the longest version of the game

By Arvind Krishnan

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