CSK takes a dig at Sanjay Manjrekar after BCCI removes him from commentary panel


Sanjay Manjrekar

Former Indian cricketer and current commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has been hit with a big blow as he has been removed from the BCCI commentary panel by the Indian cricket board. The board reported that they were not happy with his work behind the mic and a couple of controversies that he was involved in added more negative marks to the to the sheet.

Manjrekar has been a regular face in the commentary panel especially when India plays at home, but the fortune is about to change for the former cricketer as it has been also reported that he will not be present in the commentary box of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) as well.

The experienced commentator dug his own dig after being involved with few controversies last year. The controversial incident that took the spotlight was during the 2019 World Cup in England when Manjrekar called Ravindra Jadeja bits and pieces cricketer and believed he doesn’t deserve to be in India’s playing XI.

It didn’t go too well for the Indian all-rounder as he replied instantly after he delivered an amazing performance with the bat and also as a fielding during the semi-final against New Zealand.

Jadeja’s IPL team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) didn’t miss the opportunity to take a dig at the commentary after he was removed from the panel by BCCI.

The franchise twitted “Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore”, taking a direct dig at Manjrekar.

The commentator also found himself in trouble once again after he arrogantly slammed eminent journalist Harsha Bhogle while discussing the visibility of the pink ball, during the historic day-night Test between India and Bangladesh, which was played in Eden Gardens in November last year.

Bhogle insisted that players who have participated in the pink ball matches must opine on whether it is easy to see the ball or not. However, Manjrekar responded to it arrogantly and said that those who have played the game of cricket at the highest level, which Bhogle had not, have more knowledge. He later apologised for his unprofessional statement but looks like it was too late as BCCI has removed the experienced commentator from the panel.