Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar

Just like few other cricketers, former Indian cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar is well known for his wit on Twitter.

Well, the former India cricketer took the micro-blogging site yet again on Friday and posted a one-liner which actually didn’t get the response he was expecting. The tweet also left some fans of the cricketer a bit upset.

Manjrekar, in his attempt to show his witty nature of Twitter humour, compared legendary batsman Rahul Dravid with a ‘flat’ peach.

The 51-year-old wanted to illustrate the fact that the flat peach was as tasty as the ‘regular ones’ just like Dravid was as brilliant, if not more so, as some of the other ‘legends’ of the game.

Dravid always had to live in the shadow of his more illustrious colleagues — Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman — the ‘Fab Four’ of Indian cricket.

The Holding Willey Report had in 2009 declared Rahul Dravid as India’s greatest Test cricketer of all time. It was a tribute to the intense fighter for his unmatchable feats against the best in the most demanding and hostile conditions. But somehow his remarkable achievements in the Tests were many times overshadowed by the other greats in the team at the time.

It is only in recent times with Dravid prowess as a coach and mentor coming to the fore that the 43-year-old former cricketer is getting some of his dues.

Whereas, Manjrekar represented India between 1987 and 1996. In his 10-year career span, he played, 37 Tests scoring 2,043 at an average of 37.14. During this span, he held few records to his name.

His century against a four-prong West Indian pace attack at Bridgetown in 1988-89 was masterful, and he followed it up with a double, being the first Indian batsman to do so on Pakistan soil followed by a century single. He played against big names like Wasim Akram, Imran Khan and Waqar Younis, the way some would not have imagined to in Pakistan soil. Manjrekar demonstrated that he was the next big thing in cricket.

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