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Sanjay Manjrekar and Harsha Bhogle involved in a war of words over Robin Uthappa

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 May 2019, 13:35 IST

Cricket commentators Harsha Bhogle and Sanjay Manjrekar got into a war of words over Robin Uthappa. Harsha who came in defence of Uthappa after his poor performance in their final league match against Mumbai Indians. Bhogle was criticised by Manjrekar for defending Robin.

The duo got into an argument on Twitter when Harsha posted, “I am going to stick my neck out for Robin Uthappa here. Everybody has bad days, you judge people by whether they tried hard enough. We've all failed too. Mightier players have had forgettable days on bigger stages.”

Manjrekar commented, “KKR paid the price for bringing back Uthappa in the playing XI for no reason at all and on top of that, giving him a crucial batting position. This is about flawed tactics - the controllable- that cost them. You sticking your neck out is irrelevant.”

Harsha then came in with a reply, “Ah, Sanjay off his long run! My post was about failing,I know the feeling,and I thought people were being too harsh & personal. He was brought back 2 games earlier. Didn't bat when KKR made 232-2 & batted well at 3 in the key game against Kings where he made 22(14). Felt for him.”


Uthappa scored 40 off 47 balls in the decider against Mumbai Indians. His performance was criticised by many cricket pundits as he was expected to show some character. Uthappa have had a forgettable IPL 2019 as his performances did not speak for him. Kolkata Knight Riders were eliminated after the match as they lost to Mumbai by 9 wickets.

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First published: 7 May 2019, 13:35 IST