Sanjay Manjrekar, the former Indian cricketer-turned-commentator, is famous for making controversial comments. He recently compared Virat Kohli-led India to that of Imran Khan-led Pakistan.
Manjrekar likened Virat Kohli’s leadership with that of former Pakistan all-rounder Imran Khan saying that he has infused the same belief in players as Imran had done in 1992 World Cup-winning Pakistan team.
“India under Virat in NZ reminds me of Pakistan under Imran. Strong self-belief as a team. Pakistan under Imran found different ways of winning matches, often from losing positions. That only happens when the self-belief is strong,” Manjrekar tweeted on Monday.
Manjrekar also praised KL Rahul who has been the “find of the tournament” according to him. Rahul was the top run-getter in the series, scoring 224 runs at an average of 56.00 and a strike rate of 144.52 and was rightfully adjudged as player of the series.
“Find of the T20 series in NZ for me is the ‘batsman keeper’ K L Rahul. Absolutely brilliant!,” Manjrekar tweeted, praising Rahul.
India and New Zealand will now play three-match ODI series starting on 5th February.
India under Virat in NZ reminds me of Pakistan under Imran. Strong self belief as a team. Pakistan under Imran found different ways of winning matches, often from losing positions. That only happens when the self belief is strong.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 3, 2020