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Shubman Gill will have to work on his footwork, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has criticized Indian batsman Shubman Gill for his footwork, after being dismissed against Tim Southee in the second innings of the WTC final. The commentator also pointed out that Indian batsmen have the preconceived notion of playing each ball on the front foot.
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newscricket3 days ago

WTC Final | Rahane’s dismissals are associated with his state of mind, believes Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar believes that Ajinka Rahane’s dismissals are associated with his state of mind and tentativeness, after the vice-captain was dismissed attempting to pull Neil Wagner on the third day of the WTC final. Manjrekar feels that Rahane lacks the commitment while playing shots.
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newscricket4 days ago

WTC Final | The bad light rules can be more reasonable, opines Sanjay Manjrekar 

The WTC final between India and New Zealand has been interrupted by spells of rain and bad light, and in wake of that, Sanjay Manjrekar has stated that the bad light rules need to be more reasonable. He added that very rarely does the match officials ask the players to continue in such situations.
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newscricket18 days ago

Sanjay Manjrekar raises questions over Ashwin's 'all-time-great' status; Ian Chappell disagrees

Cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar raised questions over Ravichandran Ashwin's status as an all-time great, owing to him not being able to match his home dominance in SENA conditions. However, Ian Chappell disagreed with Manjrekar, and argued that numbers don't always tell the full story.
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newscricketa month ago

Ravichandran Ashwin bats for 'free ball' to restrict non-striker’s early movement

In response to Sanjay Manjrekar’s old-school idea of scrapping free hits for no balls, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin called for a free ball to restrict the non-strikers’ from leaving the crease early. Ashwin also added that a wicket of that ball will reduce ten runs from the bowlers’ total.
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newscricketa month ago

Cricket should let go off leg byes and free hits to bring back balance, suggests Sanjay Manjrekar 

Former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar suggested some radical changes to bridge the gap between the bat and ball and urged to do away with free hits, leg byes and even top-edged boundaries. He also added that helmets have given significant advantage to the batters and have shifted the balance.
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newscricketa month ago

If there are 10 teams, you got to have 5 foreign players per side in IPL, advocates Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has emphasized that with the likely increase in the number of IPL teams next season, there should be five foreign players in the playing XI for the sides too. He also feels it's a shame that many quality overseas players have to warm the bench and it needs to be changed.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Warner’s captaincy axe ‘staggering’, don’t think he’s responsible for SRH’s mess, opines Sanjay Manjrekar

Renowned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar expressed bafflement over Sunrisers Hyderabad’s decision to axe David Warner and insisted that he cannot see a change in captaincy solving SRH’s deep-lying problems. Manjrekar also said that SRH might not have the luxury to do away with Warner the batsman.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Moeen Ali seems to be the prototypical CSK player; will be useful for them, reckons Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori, who in the past worked with RCB as the coach, has reckoned that Moeen Ali is a prototypical CSK player, with his all-round ability and his ability to open the batting. Sanjay Manjrekar added that he would love to see Sam Curran bat at No.5 for CSK this season, after Ambati Rayudu.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | KL Rahul looks affected by his dismissals a lot, best to clear his mind, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

After low scores of 1 and 0, Sanjay Manjrekar has reckoned that KL Rahul looks affected by his dismissals a lot and insisted that the opener should clear his mind and hit the ball freely. Manjrekar also stated that England might make a change, bringing in Moeen Ali to counter Indian lefties.
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