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Sanjay Manjrekar trolled for ‘correcting’ Sania Mirza’s self-congratulatory tweet

India’s tennis sensation is celebrating her 80th consecutive week as the World No. 1 doubles tennis player.

India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 20, 2016 14:38 IST ]
Sania Mirza, Sanjay manjrekar indulge in Twitter spat

India’s tennis sensation is celebrating her 80th consecutive week as the World No. 1 doubles tennis player. 

Sania, along with her women doubles partner Martina Hingis, remained unbeaten in 41 consecutive tournament games, till her winning run ended in Doha in February this year. 

The Hyderabad girl took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share her joy. However, she missed putting a crucial detail in her self-congratulatory tweet.  

“Today I complete 80 consecutive weeks as the number 1 player in d world, its been an amazing journey and just inspires me to work harder @WTA,” she tweeted. 

While several sportspersons and fans congratulated Sania for achieving the landmark, former Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar took it upon himself to remind her that her accomplishment was as a doubles player, something she missed mentioning in her tweet. 

Manjrekar’s comment, however, didn’t go down well with Sania as she pointed out that since she did not play singles anymore, it was common sense that the mention of her feat would only imply for doubles.

 
But the Twitter spat did not end here as Manjrekar soon responded: 

On this, even Sania didn’t hold back and highlighted Manjrekar’s use of the words “important detail” in her reply. She provided him with a link of an article from the official WTA website. 

Manjrekar, in his reply, stated that even the article mentioned “No. 1 doubles player in the world”. He, then, decided to end the spat there and then. 

But Manjrekar couldn’t escape the criticism by Twitteratis, who roasted him for his ‘correction’. Here are a few reactions.   

After splitting with Martina Hingis in August this year, Sania went on to win the Cincinnati Open title with her new partner Barbora Strycova defeating Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe of USA by 7-5, 6-4, thereby retaining her top spot in the women’s doubles ranking. 

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