first_imgBengal cricketer Manoj Tiwary jumped into the defence of fast bowler Vinay Kumar, who has been brutally trolled on social media and slammed by critics after his poor performance against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday.Former India opener Aakash Chopra tweeted about Vinay’s performance in the two matches for Kolkata Knight Riders in this IPL which did not go down well with Tiwary.”Vinay Kumar in this IPL thus far 1st over vs RCB – 14 (runs) 20th over vs RCB – 16 1st over vs CSK – 16 20th over vs CSK – 19,” Chopra had tweeted.Vinay Kumar in this IPL thus far1st over vs RCB1420th over vs RCB161st over vs CSK1620th over vs CSK19#CSKvKKR #IPLAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 10, 2018Tiwary, who was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL auction in January, replied on Chopra’s tweet asking him not to highlight Vinay’s poor performance on social media. (Chennai lose right to host IPL 2018 matches after Cauvery protesters target CSK players)”Hi Aakash bhai. Would humbly request u 2 plz don’t highlight his performances which has not gone d way he wanted it 2 go. Nobody wants to do badly and u hav been a cricketer urself. Let’s feel for him instead. It’s a Request from a small brother 2 a big brother,” Tiwary replied.Hi Aakash bhai. Would humbly request u 2 plz dont highlight his performances which has not gone d way he wanted it 2 go. Nobody wants to do badly and u hav been a cricketer urself. Lets feel for him instead. Its a Request from a small brother 2 a big brotheradvertisementMANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) April 10, 2018Chopra then justified his tweet and said, “I feel for him, brother. No pleasure in seeing someone fail. And yes, nobody fails on purpose either. I’ve failed enough to understand it. But if I’m not honest with my job, I shouldn’t be doing this at all. Highlight good and bad in equal measure, always.”I feel for him, brother. No pleasure in seeing someone fail. And yes, nobody fails on purpose either. Ive failed enough to understand it. But if Im not honest with my job, I shouldnt be doing this at all. Highlight good and bad in equal measure, always.Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 11, 2018CSK on Tuesday pulled off a heist with Ravindra Jadeja taking his team to a thrilling 5-wicket win over KKR at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.Vinay had come in to ball the last over with 17 runs to defend but CSK had won the match even before he could ball six legal deliveries.As Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo started the celebrations, Vinay Kumar stood distraught trying to come to terms with what has just transpired.He had been expensive against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match too in Kolkata on Sunday, giving away 30 runs from his 2 overs.IPL 2018, CSK vs KKR: Shoe thrown at Chennai Super Kings player Faf du PlessisSocial media tore into the 34-year-old pacer, with many crude jokes circulating on the micro blogging site pertaining to hailing from Karnataka and losing to Chennai.On Wednesday, Vinay had had enough.”Hey guys take it easy, it’s just a game. Where were you all when I defended 9 runs against RCB and 10 runs against Mumbai Indians!! Sometimes things do go wrong so CHILL,” he posted from his Twitter handle.Hey guys take it easy, its just a game. Where were you all when I defended 9 runs against RCB and 10 runs against Mumbai Indians!! Sometimes things do go wrong so CHILL….Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 11, 2018Earlier, Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 36-ball 88 to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) recover from early jitters and post a mammoth 202/6 in 20 overs.There was unprecedented security at the MA Chidambaram Stadium with a lot of traffic restrictions around the stadium and the arrival of the teams accompanied by tight surveillance. The toss for the game was taken at 7.43 pm, a delay of 13 minutes.last_img