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Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC chief: Twitter in a state of shock

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New Delhi, March 15: Shashank Manohar shocked one and all with his surprise resignation from his post as the chief of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday (March 15).

Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC chairperson

59-year-old Manohar, who quit after serving only eight months in office, cited personal reasons for his decision.

Shashank Manohar

He was was elected unopposed as the ICC's first independent chairman in May 2016 for a two-year term.

He is said to be chiefly responsible for trying to reduce the influence wielded by the Big Three, has resigned from his post as ICC chairman. He had resigned as the chairperson of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in May, last year.

However, his relationship with the BCCI was not good.

Cricket world was in a state of shock after Manohar's surprise resignation and wondered what could be the possible reason for him to quit.

Here's how people reacted on Twitter:

Harsha Bhogle

Veteran cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle termed Manohar's decision as 'unpredictable'.

Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle ready to give Shashank Manohar the benefit of doubt.

Ayaz Menon

Reaching Shashank Manohar is harder than contacting former India captain MS Dhoni, feels Ayaz Menon.

Shekhar Gupta

This is how senior journalist Shekhar Gupta reacted after Shanshank Manohar's resignation.

BBC journalist

This is what BBC journalist Sameer Hashmi had to say on Shashank Manohar.

This is how a fan reacted

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Vikrant Gupta

Cricket journalist Vikrant Gupta felt Manohar deserted another sinking ship.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 14:14 [IST]
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