Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has once again reacted to the ‘bits and pieces’ comment which got him in trouble last year during the World Cup when he referred to Ravindra Jadeja with the phrase. Ever since that comment by the then commentator, he drew flak on social space. Also Read - IPL 2020: CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan Rules Out Suresh Raina's Return in UAE
More than a year since that episode, Manjrekar reacted to the ‘bits & pieces’ comment when a fan took to Twitter and used the phrase. Also Read - IPL 2020 News: KXIP Co-owner Ness Wadia Calls For Better Umpiring Standards, Optimal Use of Technology
“Must stop thinking of food as a source of entertainment,” he had written on Twitter. “A few bits and pieces are fine,” the user commented. Also Read - IPL 2020: Not Picking Ambati Rayudu in 2019 World Cup Team Was India's Loss, says CSK star Shane Watson
Manjrekar in response wrote, ‘Predictable & Overused’.
Manjrekar again drew flak six months after the ‘bits & pieces’ comment, when he took a jibe on fellow commentator Harsha Bhogle’s credentials during the pink-ball Test against Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, last month Manjrekar requested BCCI to reinstate him again and said that assured that he will work as per the guidelines.
“Respected members of the Apex Council, hope you all keeping well. You are already in receipt of the email I sent to explain my position as a commentator. With the IPL dates announced, bcci.tv will pick its commentary panel soon. “I will be happy to work as per the guidelines laid by you. After all, we are working on what is essentially your production. Last time maybe there was not enough clarity on this issue. Thanks very much, Regards,” he had written.