There is a reason why Sanjay Manjrekar is so unpopular among the fans as time and again he proves it. Just a few days ago, he was all over the news for all the wrong reasons after criticising Ravindra Jadeja. The former India batsman had called Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces cricketer’ after the latter failed to break into India’s playing eleven.
Jadeja had then slammed Sanjay Manjrekar on Twitter, asking the latter to stop his verbal diarrhoea. Jadeja did not specify the context of his tweet but the reason was very clear. Since then all eyes have been on Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar. Well, the ex-cricketer-turned-commentator has risked facing the criticism again after his sarcastic post for Jadeja after his brilliant display against New Zealand.
India lost the semifinal against New Zealand by 18 runs but Jadeja stole the show with his all round effort. He picked up a brilliant wicket while conceding just 34 runs in ten overs. He was equally superb in the field where he pulled off a great run out and a catch. But it was his effort with the bat that has made him the man of the moment now.
He joined MS Dhoni in the middle when India were reeling at 92 for 6 while chasing 240. While Dhoni played the second fiddle as usual, Ravindra Jadeja kept hitting the big shots. He scored his fifty off just 39 balls. The southpaw eventually scored 77 in 59 balls studded with 4 fours and as many sixes. But his effort was just not enough as India lost the game by 18 runs.
And as soon as the game ended, Sanjay Manjrekar was back to his old tracks. He took to Twitter to post a sarcastic message, writing:
“Well played Jadeja! ?”
Well played Jadeja! ?
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 10, 2019