Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar faced heat on social space over his recent comments where he asked ICC to introspect the stump mics after the Sarfraz Ahmed and Shanon Gabriel episode. Manjrekar asked ICC to introspect whether usage of stump mics is helping the game progress. It was during South Africa vs Pakistan series where Sarfraz was heard getting racial when he called Protean Andile Phelukwayo as ‘black’. The Pakistan skipper was banned by ICC for four games. Now, a controversy has erupted with respect to West Indies’s Shannon Gabriel during the third Test against England. Manjrekar’s post read, ” After Sarfraz it’s Shannon Gabriel now who could be in trouble thanks to the stump mics. #ICC must brainstorm and decide if increased use of stump mics is actually good for the game or not.” Also Read - ICC's Guidelines 'Weird And Off-putting' But Health And Safety More Important: MCC Chief Kumar Sangakkara
What Manjrekar’s comment did was, it drew trolls and here is what they said:
Windies head coach Richard Pybus, meanwhile, said he had no knowledge of any comment made by Gabriel but insisted that the team would be addressing the issue if the comment is found to be “untoward”.
“Nothing has been reported to me. If a comment was made, we will review it. And if it was untoward, we will be addressing it,” Pybus said, as quoted by The Guardian.