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'Defeat should really hurt India' - Manjrekar

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar says that India's bowling has severe limitations, but it was the batting that has been a big disappointment (07:34)

Sanjay Manjrekar

August 13, 2011

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar is a cricket commentator and presenter on TV. His Twitter feed is here

Posted by   on (August 14, 2011, 12:16 GMT)

Guys, can you ensure there is no background noise while recording these interviews? The talking people, closing doors, rustling noises, shifting furniture, are all too distracting.

Posted by kanjithem on (August 14, 2011, 7:58 GMT)

Over the last few years also, the BCCI has dictated terms. Rightly or wrongly, at times, they have yielded their power arrogantly - some would even say contemptuously. I daresay that some cricket boards are eagerly awaiting the day the BCCI become toothless. When that day arrives, Indian cricket will suffer for the current arrogance of their board. Abysmal performance as we had witnessed against England may hasten that day.

Posted by Jeevie on (August 14, 2011, 6:43 GMT)

I find it really surprising that the esteemed ex-players, commentators seemed to be stuck with India's famed batting line-up and find everything wrong with India's bowling attack. They always seem to hang on whatever the batting line-up have achieved in the past. When will promising players like Virat Kohli, Manoj Tiwary, C Pujara get a chance..if other favoured players can get chances, they deserve theirs too..and sooner before they run out of shelf life and get consigned to the benches after a failure..when will a professional sport with so much fan following be run professionally..or is the Indian public continue to be taken for a ride as always..when do we stop taking players for they have been rather than what they are..players hiding their injuries lets their country down..why is our administrators being a party to these time and again..maybe these are sign of the times..what with so many other scams, another sporting scam is not much !!!

Posted by psubbu79 on (August 13, 2011, 19:32 GMT)

Dude! Check your own record before you talk! How many of your innings were match-winning performances. Then comment. If you have the mic in your hand, you can't talk anything. You want performance? tell the team "We are proud of you for having tried! We know you can do it! We know you can regain the top spot! India is proud of you! Make some corrections and you will be good to go".. You will get performance by doing that! not by saying, "Dude. you guys suck". Everybody has a saturation point because we are all humans. Give the guys a break. Dhoni and team will show the rest!

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