Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19: Bengal cricketer Manoj Tiwary took to Twitter to slam former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar for a wrong message. Apparently, Manjrekar was not happy how slow over rate played a part in Bengal’s loss against Jharkhand, which was an exhilarating contest. Manjrekar’s tweet read, ” Vijay Hazare match between Bengal & Jharkhand could not be completed. Had to be decided by VJD method. Why? Fading light. Why? Slow over rates! Bowling team took 4 hours 18 minutes to bowl their 50 overs.”
This did not go down well with the Bengal cricketer who countered Manjrekar with a series of tweets. With his first tweet, he suggested the Manjrekar to ask both the team management over what transpired in the middle before commenting anything on the slow over rates.
His first reply to Manjrekar’s tweet read, “Wud hav really appreciated if u cud had asked d team management from both d teams by Callin them up over d phone if u really want 2 know d reasons rather than posting in twitter and asking d followers. In my opinion it sends d wrong message 2 d people who follows u Sir.”
With his second tweet, he slammed the former cricketer explaining to him the reason behind the slow over rates. He said that there is a forest next to the ground and once the ball goes there, it is hard to find.
This was his third tweet.
Meanwhile, chasing a daunting 268 runs, Anand Singh from Jharkhand scored 118. But some late wickets put them in trouble. After 49 overs, they were stuck at 264/9 and needed four runs to win the match. But the officials decided to call off the match with the fast-degrading light. The VJD method was applied and the chasing side was declared the winners by only two runs.