Sanjay Manjrekar Praises Jadeja: Even in India’s defeat, Sanjay Manjrekar remains the topic of most trolls and criticism. Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar came under huge criticism for labelling Ravindra Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces cricketer’, but after Jadeja’s blitzkrieg in the semi-final against New Zealand, he has been made to eat his words.
In a video posted by the ICC twitter handle, where Manjrekar is in conversation with Niall O’Brien and Ian Smith, he is seen admitting to his mistake, even going to the extent of mentioning that he has been ripped apart by Jadeja with the kind of show he put up.
“By bits ‘n’ pieces of sheer brilliance, he’s ripped me apart on all fronts. @sanjaymanjrekar has something to say to @imjadeja after the all-rounder’s fantastic performance against New Zealand. #INDvNZ | #CWC19,” ICC posted as the caption alongside the video.
“This is the Jadeja we haven’t seen before. Today he was brilliant today,” Manjrekar said in the video.
"By bits 'n' pieces of sheer brilliance, he's ripped me apart on all fronts."@sanjaymanjrekar has something to say to @imjadeja after the all-rounder's fantastic performance against New Zealand.#INDvNZ | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/i96h5bJWpE
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2019
Jadeja came up with the best performance for the Indian side where he not just bowled economically, taking a wicket, he was also a livewire in the field and inflicted a run-out and took a stunning catch. He then came back to score 77 runs, which almost won India the game. Upon reaching his 50, he celebrated in his trademark style and directed his celebration towards the media box. However, Manjrekar claims he wasn’t there then.
“I have to apologize to him (Ravindra Jadeja), he was looking for me but I wasn’t there. I was in the lounge taking my lunch, I’m sorry,” Manjrekar said.
Sanjay Manjrekar Praises Jadeja: Jadeja played a splendid knock having come into bat when India seemed down and out, reeling at 92/6. However, he took the onus and played his shots, taking the pressure away from MS Dhoni and getting India right back into the game. However, his efforts weren’t enough as India lost feel short by 18 runs.
Earlier, Jadeja had displayed his anger through a tweet
“Still I have played twice the number of matches you have played and I m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea. @sanjaymanjrekar,” Jadeja had tweeted.
Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.@sanjaymanjrekar
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) July 3, 2019
Some fractions had also criticized Jadeja for venting out his anger on the statement claiming it was Sanjay Manjrekar’s opinion and as a part of the job he was vocal about it. But now that Jadeja has answered in the way he should, by a stunning performance, all should be well.