The veteran Bengal batter Manoj Tiwary brought out a handwritten note for his family after scoring a century against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy semifinal. A minister in the Mamata Banerjee’s current government in West Bengal, Tiwary scored his 29th first-class century to pull his team out of the trouble.
Manoj Tiwary has been in a prime form for Bengal this season as the right-handed middle-order batter has amassed 426 runs in 5 matches, including two centuries and two half-centuries. In the semifinal against Madhya Pradesh, it was an emotional celebration from Tiwary that is making the waves across the internet.
Manoj Tiwary wins hearts with a hand-written note for the family
The veteran batter came out to bat when his team was deep into trouble at 11/3 in reply to Madhya Pradesh’s 341/10. Manoj used all of his experience to pull his team out of the hole alongside Shahbaz Ahmed. The duo added 183 runs for the 6th wicket partnership to keep Bengal alive in the game.
In the process, Manoj Tiwary also completed his 29th first-class career and he looked elated after reaching the landmark. As soon as he completed his fighting hundred, Tiwary removed his helmet and took out a piece of paper from his pocket.
He pointed the special hand-written note for his family towards the camera. “I love you. Susmita (My sweetypiee),” read the hand-written note.
Manoj Tiwary celebration when he was completed his Hundred in the Ranji trophy semifinal – A special note for his family – Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/8SY22amUn5
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Talking about the game, batting first Madhya Pradesh posted a total of 341/10 courtesy of a brilliant century from the wicketkeeper-batter Himanshu Mantri. In reply, despite the best efforts from Manoj Tiwary and Shahbaz Ahmed, Bengal could manage 273/10, handing over a 68-run lead to the opposition.
At the time of the writing, Madhya Pradesh have made a firm grip on the game as they are 205/4 in the 2nd innings and their total lead has piled up to 273.