All the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fans who witnessed Manish Pandey when he was playing for them, now if they watch him play in the IPL, he may be thinking is this the same Manish Pandey.
Yes, that’s how much his performance has gone down. Manish Pandey has not been able to perform to his best level ever since he switched from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
People still remember that 94 runs from Manish Pandey that helped KKR down the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, guiding the Knight Riders to their 2nd ever IPL Trophy.
After some unsuccessful years with the Sunrisers Hyderabad, he was not retained and was picked up by Lucknow Super Giants for 4.6 crore in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
While he may have hoped for a rejuvenated season under the former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir’s mentorship, things has not gone well for him. In the first two matches, Pandey could only score 11 runs in total. The flop show continued for him tonight as well when he could only score 11 runs.
Twitter could not believe the drop in form for Manish. Here’s how Twitter reacted.
Manish Pandey please play responsibly. You are still a champ. Cant forget your smashing innings.@LucknowIPL— ANKIT SHUKLA (@ANKITSH16288070) April 4, 2022
Manish Pandey's fate is probably the worst. Plays a couple of good shots and hits a dolly Straight to the fielder everytime.#SRHvsLSG— Rakshitha🦋🍷 (@MarinaSyren) April 4, 2022
I don't say these things, but Manish Pandey looks finished. Jokes apart, he should come up the order.— Varad (@pullseyes) April 4, 2022
Manish Pandey at KKR was something else. Was a proper anchorman. Used to direct the innings rising up to the occasion. Hard to see the downfall of a batsman who was the first Indian to acore a hundred in the IPL.— Nadim. (@nadimspeaks) April 4, 2022