Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar is known for his bold comments on air. 2019 was probably the most controversial year behind the mic for him thanks to his ‘bits and pieces’ comment on Ravindra Jadeja during the World Cup in England. He was also involved in the tussle with Harsha Bhogle during the commentary for India’s maiden Pink ball Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata.
He was also dropped from the commentary panel for the Indian Premier League (IPL) by the BCCI. However, Sanjay Manjrekar returned to the job for India’s ongoing tour of Australia. And with it, his bold comments also returned. He recently spoke on the all-rounders’ issue Team India is facing again with Hardik Pandya not bowling due to his back injury.
He also opined on Ravindra Jadeja stating that he doesn’t have any problem with him but have issues with his kind of players. With Hardik also not bowling, Sanjay Manjrekar recently said that he will not have the Baroda cricketer in the team as well.
Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja shine in Canberra ODI
Manjrekar stated these comments after the first two ODIs of the three-match series against Australia. However, come the third game both Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya shone with the bat bailing India not only out of trouble, but also helping the team post a total in excess of 300 on the board.
After opting to bat first, the Men in Blue lost wickets at regular intervals and at one stage, were reeling at 152/5 after 32 overs. This is when the all-rounder duo came together and slowly brought the team back in the game. They took toll of Australia’s relatively inexperienced bowling attack and slammed unbeaten half-centuries.
While Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten on 92 off 76 balls with seven fours and a six, Jadeja scored 66 off just 50 balls with five fours and three massive maximums. Soon after their stunning performance, Sanjay Manjrekar was soon trending on social media and was trolled hilariously for his comments before the third ODI. Moreover, the left-arm spinner Jadeja also picked up a crucial wicket of Aaron Finch with the ball.
Here’s how Sanjay Manjrekar was trolled:
Sanjay Manjrekar before the series: "I wouldn't have Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya in my ODI team."
3rd ODI: both put on 150 runs for 6th wicket and played excellent individual knocks.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 2, 2020
Ravindra Jadeja's trademark sword celebration with Sanjay Manjrekar in the commentary box. pic.twitter.com/4P9ByHa4B0
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 2, 2020
Sanjay Manjrekar in commentary box watching Jaddu smashing the ball all around the Park – pic.twitter.com/zQxmml3G9V
— Vishakan Soundararajan (@Vishak_Sound) December 2, 2020
Sanjay Manjrekar: Everytime Jadeja does that sword celebration, I worry for his wrists.
— The Meme Makers (@the7mememakers) December 2, 2020
*Jadeja smashing bowlers all around the park*
— राणाजी (@RANAJI__5) December 2, 2020
He is the most underrated batsman in team india. Jadeja since that bits and pieces comment by Sanjay Manjrekar.
— Sagar Panwar (@GurjarSagar14) December 2, 2020
— MeMe_वाला (@black_snake10) December 2, 2020
"I wouldn't have Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya in my ODI team."- sanjay manjrekar
giving u all another reason why u should ignore this guys opinion .
— yashswini rao (@ItsYashswiniR) December 2, 2020
— Vinayak Kori (@VinayakKori20) December 2, 2020
After Seeing The Innings Of Ravindra Jadeja..
— Memewala (@Memewala25) December 2, 2020
Jadeja made a fighting fifty against Australia today giving reply to his haters
Meanwhile Jaddu to Sanjay Manjrekar:- pic.twitter.com/C8BzZiZNnT
— Prince Prabhakar (@Prince_P007) December 2, 2020
Jadeja did his fav. Celebration after scoring 50….
Meanwhile Sanjay Manjrekar in the Commentary box… pic.twitter.com/W28JiN0WKQ
— i@mPritesh (@Pritesh18638863) December 2, 2020
People don't understand the unsung hero in Sanjay Manjrekar
Haven't u heard the great quote-
Your love makes me stronger but ur hate makes me unstoppable
Sanjay is fueling up Hardik & Jadeja
The hardest choices require the strongest wills.
— Hemant Kumar (@SportsCuppa) December 2, 2020
The damage has been done. Well done by Jadeja
~ Sanjay Manjrekar
— போத கை (@itz_chillax) December 2, 2020
Sir Jadeja after hitting 66 out of 50 searching for Sanjay Manjrekar: pic.twitter.com/liQmmZ0uh9
— Sushovan Mondal (@love_u_Susho) December 2, 2020
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