Cricketer-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar batted for the captaincy of Virat Kohli and questioned the criticism raised by former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar against Kohli.
Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Manjrekar said: "Respectfully disagree with Gavaskar Sir with his views on Indian selectors & Virat being retained as capt. No, Ind did not put in a 'much below par WC performance', they won 7 lost two. Last one very narrowly. And integrity a far more important quality as selector than stature".
Manjrekar also opposed Sunil Gavaskar’s view that Virat Kohli’s performance as a captain was below the par in the recently concluded ICC World Cup. The commentator pointed out that India's performance at the World Cup 2019 was not below par as the Men in Blue lost just 2 matches in their campaign, including the narrow semi-final loss to New Zealand.
M.S.K Prasad led selection committee named Virat Kohli as captain of the team across all the three formats for the Windies tour that starts from August 3. However, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar questioned Kohli's captaincy.