Sanjay Manjrekar Takes An Indirect Dig At Ravindra Jadeja
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Sanjay Manjrekar Takes An Indirect Dig At Ravindra Jadeja

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar. Credit: Twitter

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has once again risked facing the wrath of Ravindra Jadeja after seemingly taking an indirect dig at him. Jadeja recently caused a stir in the cricketing fratnerity by openly slamming Sanjay Manjrekar. As usual, it was Manjrekar and his bold comments that stared it all. The ex-cricketer-turned-cricketer controversially called Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer.

“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,” Sanjay Manjrekar was quoted as saying by IANS.

Furious with Manjrekar’s comments, Jadeja had given it back to him on Twitter. The India allrounder reminded Manjrekar of his international record and said that he has had enough of his verbal diarrhoea. Manjrekar did not respond to Jadeja’s message but turned heads by picking him up in his playing eleven for the upcoming semifinal.

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Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja (Credits: Getty Images)

With Jadeja impressing in his first World Cup outing, Manjrekar picked him in his team. However, just a day after that tweet, Manjrekar seems to have changed his mind once again. Manjrekar took to Twitter to subtly tell the Indian team-management that it would be a better option to leave Jadeja out of the playing eleven.

Manjrekar posted the stats of all the three spinners of the team on Twitter and wrote:

“Ind could pick players specific to the pitch, boundaries & opposition. Get Kedar back in the playing XI & look at numbers of Indian spinners v NZ before picking them.
Chahal – Avg 27.15, Eco – 5.11
Kuldeep – Avg – 21.00, Eco – 4.84
RA Jadeja – Avg – 73.00, Eco – 5.61”

India will take on New Zealand in the semifinal on Tuesday (July 9) in Manchester. The winner of the clash will lock horns against the winner of the game between England and Australia. The final will take place at Lord’s on Sunday.