Former India cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar recently revealed his playing XI of India for the semifinals in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. Among all, Manjrekar picked ‘bits and pieces player’ Ravindra Jadeja in the first XI which gave former England skipper Michael Vaughan an opportunity take a dig at the former cricketer.
Vaughan takes a dig at Manjrekar
Manjrekar made two changes to the playing XI which India fielded against Sri Lanka in their last group game. The cricketer turned commentator retained Jadeja in the playing XI in place of Dinesh Karthik for his ability to contribute to all the departments. Sanjay Manjrekar also backed the three pacers combination at Edgbaston where they lost to host England their only defeat in the tournament.
The cricket specialist picked one spinner for the semifinal game and backed Kuldeep Yadav to play if the wicket is not a turner. The left-arm spinner has not been among the wickets in the World Cup and will look to make a significant mark in the semifinals. India are likely to play New Zealand or England in the top-four.
Soon after Sanjay Manjrekar revealed his India’s playing XI for the semifinals, Michael Vaughan took a sly dig at Manjrekar for selecting all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in his playing XI. After India loss against England, when asked for his view on whether Ravindra Jadeja should replace one of the wrist spinners, Yuzuvendra Chahal or Kuldeep Yadav, Sanjay Manjrekar said that he is not a fan of bits and pieces player. Instead, he would prefer a proper bowler or a batsman.
I see you have picked that bits and pieces cricketer !!!,” Vaughan took a dig at Manjrekar.
I see you have picked that bits and pieces cricketer !!! ? https://t.co/ChwxTgH76Y
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 6, 2019