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Wondering what went wrong: Manoj Tiwary on IPL snub


India batsman and Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary, who went unsold in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Jaipur on Tuesday, expressed his disappointment over the fact that he didn’t find a buyer. He took to Twitter to ask when went wrong after having scored a one-day hundred for India and then never got a chance to represent the country.

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“Wondering wat went wrong on my part after getting Man of a match award wen I scored a hundred 4 my country and got dropped for the next 14 games on a trot ?? Looking at d awards which I received during 2017 IPL season, wondering wat went wrong ???” Tiwary tweeted without hiding his frustrations.

The Bengal batsman has played all the IPLs, barring the 2016 edition for injury. The middle-order batsman has donned the jerseys of Delhi Daredevils (DD), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Kings XI Punjab during his stint in the cash-rich league.

The fact that Tiwary got a double hundred against Madhya Pradesh in Bengal’s Ranji Trophy fixture and then following it up with a fifty against Kerala must be perturbing him the most.

The 33-year-old player though thanked his fans for the support all through these years and asked the critics to step into his shoes before commenting on his current scenario. “Really appreciated the fact that U al have shown so much love nd care through ur replies to my last tweet. Still I cannot digest that fact that I won’t be part of IPL 2019 this coming season but I know that’s the reality in which I have to live now and move on from hereand keep focusing on the things which I can control,” Tiwary wrote on the micro-blogging site.

“And to the ones who al have criticized me, I request you to first get into my shoe nd than start making such comments for me. The experiences which I have gone through I don’t think anyone has gone through it and I will open up about it later in my future for sure or may be earlier,” the batsman added.

The veteran of 12 ODIs and three Twnty20s, Tiwary also hasn’t fared badly in the IPL too. In 2017, he took a leading role in taking his team Rising Pune Supergiant to the summit round. He had amassed 324 run in 15 outings at an average of 32.40 with a strike rate of 137.28.

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