Indian skipper Virat Kohli slammed critics for unconditionally criticizing KL Rahul post his string of bad performances. The right-handed batsman said in the virtual conference that it does not matter to him as a player from first till the last day of his cricket career. However, the statement of Indian skipper has not gone down well with former Indian player turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who took a dig on Virat Kohli for not giving respect to the opinion of outsiders.
KL Rahul is facing the heat of the fans and critics due to his string of poor performance with the bat. He amassed only 15 runs in 4 games in the T20I series against England. Nevertheless, Indian skipper and team management has shown their trust over the Karnataka-born batsman. To a point a group of fans feel that it is right to back a batsman like KL Rahul, who has performed exceptionally well in home and overseas conditions.
Sanjay Manjrekar Takes A Dig On Virat Kohli’s Opinion
On the eve of 1st ODI, Virat Kohli opened up saying over the situation of KL Rahul. He said that the right-handed batsman should not focus on outside criticism. As per him, the people use players name for their own profit. Kohli also added that he will never allow such things to enter the dressing room
“From the first to the last day of my career, all this outside talk has been nonsense to me. Who says what and why about a player, what’s the motive behind it, what’s the thinking behind it, it’s better that all that remains outside because we’re not going to let it enter our system even in the future. We are going to back our players and try and give them a good mental space.”
But, the statements didn’t go down well with Sanjay Manjrekar and the former Indian cricketer came with social media post taking a dig on Virat Kohli’s opinion about crticis. He took to his official Twitter handle and shared a post that read, “Outside talk which Virat calls nonsense is basically public reacting to a public performance. And it’s always been the same- Praise when you do well, critique when you don’t. Virat must learn to accept this age old reality with calmness & maturity. Just like Dhoni did.”