Former Indian cricketer-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar praised all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for proving him fallacious along with his stupendous efficiency in World Cup 2019 semi-final towards New Zealand at Outdated Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday. Manjrekar confronted a variety of flak for calling Jadeja ‘a bits and pieces player’. Even the all-rounder replied to his criticism on Twitter with the notorious ‘verbal diarrhoea’ remark.
However, Jadeja transformed Manjrekar him right into a fan after most likely enjoying his greatest ODI innings. “Bits and by pieces, he just ripped me apart today. Bits and by pieces of sheer brilliance just proved me wrong on all fronts. But this is Ravindra Jadeja we have not seen very often. In the last 40 innings, his highest score has been around 33. Today, he was brilliant, economical with the ball and the familiar celebration that we see more in the Test matches,” Manjrekar stated.
He was additionally requested the place he was in the course of the half-century celebration as Jadeja was pointing to somebody. “Forgive me, I wasn’t there. I have to apologise, he was looking for me, star of today looking for me but I wasn’t there. I was in the lounge eating my lunch,” he answered.
“By bits ‘n’ pieces of sheer brilliance, he’s ripped me apart on all fronts.”@sanjaymanjrekar has one thing to say to @imjadeja after the all-rounder’s improbable efficiency towards New Zealand.#INDvNZ | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/i96h5bJWpE
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2019
The 30-year-old got here to bat when India had misplaced six wickets for 92 and struggling within the run chase of 240. He staged India’s comeback with a 116-run partnership with MS Dhoni and introduced India again to the sport. He scored 77 runs from 59 deliveries hitting 4 fours and 4 sixes.
Earlier, Manjrekar felt that Jadeja mustn’t have been picked within the semi-final because the pitch was not a rank turner regardless of his first rate efficiency towards Sri Lanka in India’s final league sport,.
He even blocked former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Twitter for trolling him concerning the ‘bits and pieces’ episode as Jadeja continued to carry out and picked the wicket of Henry Nicholls on Tuesday and bowled a cheap spell giving simply 34 runs in his quota of 10 overs.