FIFA World Cup 2018 is in full swing this year in Russia with the football fans going gaga over the tournament. This year the Football World Cup is grander than ever before which makes this tournament best and worth the watch. While Spain, Argentina, and France are hoping to topple the defending champion Germany, Brazil is looking to bounce back from the mockery in 2014. Even Belgium and Portugal is here playing their best in the tournament.
Well, it is not just the commoners around the world who are fans of this sporting event, but even the prominent celebrities are there, enthusiastically cheering their favorite football teams. We are already aware of the football craze among the Bollywood stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan. Apparently, just like there are fans, there are haters as well who don’t appreciate the spirit of a sport. Evidently, even ‘hater’ is also a strong word, right?
Interestingly, there many prominent sports celebrities who are enjoying the FIFA Football World Cup just like their own game. However, there is one former Indian cricketer-turned-commentator who might not have been enjoying this year’s Football tournament like others. That Indian sportsman is none-other-than Sanjay Manjrekar who apparently thinks that this year’s Football World Cup is ‘boring’.
Yes! You read that right! Sanjay Manjrekar took it to his social media account to express his discontent with the football games and said, ‘Is it just me? Barring the odd game, have found the WC football games a little boring. Like the middle overs of ODI cricket matches.’
Here is the tweet:
Is it just me? Barring the odd game, have found the WC football games a little boring. Like the middle overs of ODI cricket matches.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 22, 2018
As expected, his tweet gained the Twitter’s attention and the former batsman became the target of the wrath of netizens. Twitterati are brutally trolling him for his insensitive comment against the Football World Cup 2018.
While some of them are questioning his cricketing skills, there are some tweets suggesting him to stick to cricket and not poke a finger in other sports! Take a look at some of them:
There are all kinds of suggestions!
One advice…Don’t watch football as you do Cricket. Don’t expect fours and Sixes in a game that is much more than that. If you’ll expect a goal every 5 mins there’s no point watching.
Hope it helps
— Aishwary Upadhyay 🇩🇪 (@AishwaryUp) June 22, 2018
Evidently, he doesn’t!
— Saif Kadiwala (@saifkadiwala) June 22, 2018
It’s still more interesting than your batting. Nothing can get worse than that
— karl arakel (@karakel) June 23, 2018
Stick to cricket, please.
— Sayak Dipta Dey (@sayakdd) June 23, 2018
Rest is important!
U r a joke… ull start liking it if mumbai plays football against brazil, germany,RM,Barcelona,Man U etc…get some rest….
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— Ambals (@Ambals1985) June 25, 2018
It is indeed!
Just you. This world cup is by far the most interesting one.
— Sethuraman (@sethu_ram) June 25, 2018
He is not an expert in football!
It’s just you. And not expecting much from someone who is not an expert at his own game, let alone Football or the #worldcup.
— Vin United (@Iam_vin) June 24, 2018
Change is needed!
It’s ur state of mind bro ! Have a change of environment for feeling likewise ‘
— The original Don (@DonTheoriginal) June 24, 2018
People are commenting on his commentary as well!
Please don’t compare cricket with football. It’s nowhere near it’s level, just like your commentary.
— Salil Dinesh Apte (@salilpot) June 24, 2018
The guy wouldnt understand the T of tactics 😂😂
— Chelsea for life! (@Ric_cfc) June 24, 2018
Pls be in your standards, i bet you dint watch any of the WC games and FYI this is the best world cup so far ❤❤
— suhail shareef kp (@suhailshareefkp) June 24, 2018
Always better than your commentry
— ഫനാറ്റിക്കൻ (@fanatican24) June 23, 2018
You should stick to cricket. This is what happens when u watch football once in 4 years.
— Ripson Lobo (@Ripsylobo12) June 23, 2018
It’s a pity that a cultured Test cricketer like you doesn’t find T20 boring
— right_arm_orthodox (@snjpatwardhan) June 25, 2018
You don’t deserve a TV connection to watch this WC..
— The Dark Knight (@CapedCrusader07) June 25, 2018
Bc isse khula kyu chhod dete hain gharwale
— Sahilovsky (@_Whinoceros) June 23, 2018
And then there is this tweet!
— Akshay 🇦🇷 (@AxeHai) June 23, 2018