Not very long ago, Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar were involved in an ugly controversy after the latter called the India allrounder a bit and pieces cricketer during last year’s World Cup. Ravindra Jadeja was furious with the comment and had not shied away from expressing his displeasure.
After scoring a stunning fifty that nearly took India over the line in the semifinal against New Zealand, the allrounder had brough out his familiar sword-wielding celebration and also pointed towards the stands while making a gesture which seemed to have been aimed at Sanjay Manjrekar. Not only that, Ravindra Jadeja had also hit back at Sanjay Manjrekar on Twitter, asking the former India batsman to stop his verbal diarrohea.
Sanjay Manjrekar had later apologised for his comments and it looks like both he and Ravindra Jadeja have buried the hatchet. A recent conversation between the two made it pretty clear that both of them have moved on from that controversial incident.
It all started when Sanjay Manjrekar took to Twitter on Sunday after India’s win over New Zealand in the second T20I to suggest that a bowler should have been the Man of the Match (MoM). India restricted New Zealand to a modest 132 for 5 and went on to win the game by seven wickets to take a two-nil lead in the five-match series.
“Player of the match should have been a bowler,” wrote Sanjay Manjrekar.
Player of the match should have been a bowler. #INDvNZ
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 26, 2020
This is when Ravindra Jadeja left everyone pleasantly surprised by commenting on Sanjay Manjrekar’s tweet. Unlike his previous tweet for the ex-cricketer-turned-commentator, Ravindra Jadeja playfully asked him to name the bowler who should have won the Man of the Match award, writing:
“What is the name of that bowler?? Pls pls mention 🤪”
What is the name of that bowler?? Pls pls mention 🤪
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 27, 2020
And not only the fans but Sanjay Manjrekar was also left in split with the comment as he replied:
“Ha ha…Either you or Bumrah. Bumrah, because he was extremely economical while bowling overs no 3, 10, 18 and 20.”
Ha ha…Either you or Bumrah. Bumrah, because he was extremely economical while bowling overs no 3, 10, 18 and 20. https://t.co/r2Fa4Tdnki
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 27, 2020
Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah were indeed the pick of the bowlers for India. While Bumrah picked up 1 for 21 off four overs, Jadeja conceded just 18 and picked up two wickets in his four overs.