Harsha Bhogle – Sanjay Manjrekar conflict over Pink Ball
Popular commentators Harsha Bhogle and Sanjay Manjrekar got involved in a verbal conflict on-air during the third day of the much talked about match in cricket history as India played their first-ever Day/Night match against Bangladesh.
The heated argument was over the visibility of the pink ball. It all began as Bhogle suggested that a proper post-mortem needs to be carried out and the players’ should be asked in the matter, he said, “When there is a post-mortem done on this game and there should be a post-mortem on this game. Visibility of that ball will be a big factor against the big white sight screen,”
“Don’t think so because when you see the slip catchers the way they have taken catches, I don’t think visibility is an issue at all. The texture of the ball is the issue.” said Manjrekar.
“We just need to ask the players’ what they think,” Bhogle replied
To this Manjrekar taking a dig at his fellow commentator said, “You need to ask, for those who have played cricket, it’s evident it can be seen well.”
Bhogle who has always played a vital role in the commentary box was the first Indian commentator to be invited by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for an overseas tour in 1992.
To Manjrekar’s sarcastic comment, Bhogle argued, saying, “The only reason you need to ask is, having played cricket should never be a limitation or a ceiling to learning. We would never have had T20 cricket otherwise.”
The verbal spat between the two was not taken well by the cricket fans as they turned to social media to troll the former cricketer.