Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) continues to take a dig at former India cricketer turned Sanjay Manjrekar over his recent comments on all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Manjrekar had said that the all-rounder is a bit’s and pieces player and his inclusion will not help the Indian team. Jadeja took a direct dig at Manjrekar urging him to respect other cricketers and stop his verbal diarrhoea.
Chennai continues to slam Manjrekar
Ravindra Jadeja finally managed to sneak in some game time against Sri Lanka in the last match of the league stage. He immediately made his presence felt getting the better of Kusal Mendis. He gave some flight to the ball to draw Mendis forward before former India skipper MS Dhoni doing the rest. Soon after Jadeja got his first wicket, CSK took to Twitter to slam Sanjay Manjrekar indirectly on social media. This is the second time Chennai have come in support of Jadeja and took a dig at the former cricketer.
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“#Thala dislodged those bails, in bits and pieces!
#SirJadduIsBack #WhistleForIndia #INDvSL #CWC19,” CSK tweeted.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 6, 2019
Previously, during an interview, Sanjay Manjrekar said that he is not a fan of bits and pieces player when asked whether Ravindra Jadeja should replace Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal after their defeat against England. Instead, Manjrekar said that he would prefer a proper bowler or a batsman.
“I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner,” Manjrekar said to IANS.
Sanjay Manjrekar’s comments came ahead of the game against Bangladesh that India went on to win. While Kuldeep was left out of the playing XI, Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaced him. Ravindra Jadeja, who is yet to feature in the playing XI at the World Cup but has taken a couple of brilliant catches as a substitute fielder, lashed out at the former Indian batsman on Twitter.
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