Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar recalled an incident when he and Sachin Tendulkar tried to mock Vinod Kambli. All three cricketers made their international debut almost at the same time. The incident between Sanjay Manjrekar, Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli dates back to the 1992 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand.
While Sanjay Manjrekar and Vinod Kambli did not have very successful and long careers, Sachin Tendulkar certainly had a glorious one. Tendulkar debuted in 1989 and retired in 2013, and he has set many records in his 24-year career. He is the best player in Test and ODI cricket, except that he is the best player in both formats. The 48-year-old also holds the record for most centuries in Tests and ODIs.
Sanjay Manjrekar emphasized that Vinod Kambli, unlike him and Sachin Tendulkar, was not a regular part of Game XI. Therefore, Kambli criticized their batting after each performance. The 55-year-old revealed that Vinod was impressed even after Manjrekar and Tendulkar spoke out against Zimbabwe 99.
“Vinod Kambli was part of our World Cup group in 1992, but could not get consistent chances. Sachin and I, who were established players, played every game. After every game, Vinod criticizes our batting. “Even after we had a 99-match partnership against Zimbabwe, he still tried to make our batting conservative.” Manjekar tells during Sportskeeda Tales.
Kambli finally got his chance against Pakistan: Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar further claimed that when Kambli got his chance to bat, he maintained a pass rate of 54 against the eventual champions Pakistan. When Manjrekar and Sachin tried to be critical about it, Vinod defended by saying that the bowling was stiff. So Sanjay swayed praise on his sense of humor.
‘Kambli finally got his chance against Pakistan and there he scored a hit percentage of about 54. Sachin and I decided it was our chance to make a friendly effort to him. But this time he told us that their bowling was too strict. So he always had a good sense of humor, ” he added.