'Hope the teams will choose the player and not the minister' in the IPL auction: Cricketer Manoj Tiwari's big statement
It is said that if the Indian team is a body, then Ranji is its heart. The way to make a place in the Indian team goes through the Ranji tournament. This is the biggest domestic tournament in India in which many players have made it to the national team by performing brilliantly like Prithvi Shaw and Karun Nair etc. Recently, Manoj Tiwari, who has been out of Team India for a long time, has performed brilliantly for Bengal in this domestic tournament. Let us inform you that Manoj Tiwary performed brilliantly for Bengal in the knockout match and took his team Bengal to the semi-finals. However, Bengal suffered a 174-run defeat at the hands of Madhya Pradesh in the semi-finals.
Excellent performance in Ranji Trophy
Let us tell you that Manoj Tiwary got a chance to play in the national team due to his brilliant performance in the Ranji Trophy. He has played 12 ODIs and three T20Is for India. Although Manoj Tiwari has been running out of Team India since 2015. But in the year 2022 Ranji tournament, he has performed brilliantly. Tiwary played brilliant innings of 136 against Jharkhand and 130 against Madhya Pradesh in the knockout match. Apart from this, he has also been a part of the IPL winning team Kolkata Knight Riders in the year 2012, as well as he is also the Sports Minister in the Government of West Bengal.
I Hope IPL teams will choose players not ministers
According to news till sports, Manoj Tiwari has said 'It is too early to say now. I'll think about it closer to the auction. I hope IPL teams don't use a closed mind while choosing an active politician to be part of their IPL team.