India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Wednesday hit out at former player turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, saying, “I have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea”.
Since India’s loss to England in the World Cup, Manjrekar has been vocal in his criticism of a few players, including the seasoned Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener KL Rahul.
The Mumbaikar also recently referred to Jadeja as a ‘bits and pieces player’.
The comment did not go down well with Jadeja, who took to Twitter to express his anger.
“Still I have played twice the number of matches you have played and I am still playing. Learn to respect people who have achieved. I have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea,” Jadeja wrote.
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
In 151 ODIs, Jadeja has scored 2035 runs and taken 174 wickets, while Manjrekar played 74 matches scoring 1994 runs.
Jadeja has not featured in a single match for India in the ongoing World Cup but he has come on as substitute fielder on multiple occasions. He even took a brilliant catch to dismiss England’s Jason Roy to leave his mark on the game.
Manjrekar had called Dhoni’s approach in the match against England “baffling” and also questioned Rahul’s performance as an opener.
Here’s something interesting about Dhoni -. 41 off 87 balls v spin this WC. But in the warm up games 69 off 56 balls v spin. That tells me it’s mental too. He does not put his wicket on the line as much in the big games.#ICCCWC2019— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 2, 2019
Regarding Dhoni, Manjrekar had tweeted after the England game, “Here’s something interesting about Dhoni -. 41 off 87 balls v spin this WC. But in the warm up games 69 off 56 balls v spin. That tells me it’s mental too. He does not put his wicket on the line as much in the big games.”
The former batsman also had his take after India’s win against Bangladesh on Tuesday.
“Even after today’s win a few issues that need to be addressed for India to become a fool proof team. Rahul still not convincing as opener, Shami as death bowler is a concern now & the Dhoni conundrum,” Manjrekar said
Fans, not surprisingly, went into frenzy.
Sanju Manju is so bad that even fans are muting @StarSportsIndia Hindi.— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) July 2, 2019
Let's try this. The next time Sanjay Manjrekar comes on commentary, Mute commentary, take a pic. Tweet with #SackManjrekar
If you don't like this senseless commentary do it. RT & Spread too. #IndvBan pic.twitter.com/mOP0K9lmJp
@sanjaymanjrekar Can you please stop your biased propaganda— Shilpa Aggarwal (@indianshestands) July 2, 2019
You are going nuts when Dhoni couldn’t hit the final overs
The same you saying Bangladesh are not able to hit the last overs due to the slowness of the pitch #SanjayManjrekar pic.twitter.com/JySthYMiD9