Former India cricketer-turned-commentator once again found himself in the line of fire of fans after he referred to Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla as ‘low profile’ players after CSK beat MI in the IPL opener in Abu Dhabi on Saturday by five wickets. Both the cricketers performed well in the game, while Chawla picked up the crucial wicket of Rohit Sharma, Rayudu scored a splendid 71 off 48 balls and also bagged the player of the match.Also Read - IPL 2021 RCB vs MI Head to Head, Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Weather Forecast: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians - Pitch Report, Predicted Playing 11s For Match 39 at Dubai International Stadium
Manjrekar tweeted: “So happy for two pretty low profile cricketers Piyush Chawla and Ambati Rayudu. Chawla was sensational with the ball. Bowled the 5th & 16th over too. Rayudu..well…one of the best IPL innings from him based on quality of shots played! Well done CSK!” Also Read - RCB vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints VIVO IPL 2021 Match 39: Captain, Vice-Captain - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Playing 11s, Injury News For Today's T20 Match at Dubai 7.30 PM IST September 26 Sunday
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The statement did not go down well with the fans who lashed out at him:
Not long back, he had called Ravindra Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer and faced the same treatment by fans on social media. Things did not stop there as it happened again when he said that Harsha Bhogle has not played cricket after the ace commentator made a remark during the Pink Ball Test last year.