Indian cricket is blessed with world-class players. Time and again, the players from the country have dominated international cricket. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and many others have contributed to the team’s success.
Each era of the Indian team has been fortunate to have match winners.
However, some players haven’t got enough chances despite performing well. Manoj Tiwary is one of them. Having made his debut in 2008, Tiwary would go on to play 12 ODIs and three T20Is. The Bengal-based player scored his maiden century for India in December 2011 but had to wait another seven months to play his next game. However, he has no regrets.
“The current management gives chances to players who have failed in 4-5 matches. Had I played under them, things would have been different for me. I scored a hundred against West Indies and was named the Man of the Match. Still, I got dropped for the next 14 games. It is still a mystery. This question I will ask those who were in charge back then,” Tiwary told Sports Tak.
“This would be a world record as I don’t think there would be a player barring me who, despite winning Man of the Match, was made to sit for the next 14 matches. After that, when I played, I picked up 4 wickets, scored 65 runs, and still did not get many chances.”