Sports News Today January 27: Ravindra Jadeja is a cheeky customer – be it on the field or off it. Also Read - 2019 Has Been My Worst Year as Commentator: Sanjay Manjrekar
On Monday, Ravindra Jadeja trolled former cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar on Twitter after the later sent out a tweet after India’s win over New Zealand in the second T20I on Sunday. Manjrekar tweeted, “Player of the match should have been a bowler.” Also Read - Harsha Bhogle-Sanjay Manjrekar on-Air Spat: Bhogle's Old Video Has a Befitting Reply to Manjrekar's Jibe at The Commentator | WATCH VIDEO
The context here is the second T20I, which India won seven wickets and 15 balls remaining chasing a total of 135. That India had a modest total to chase was owed largely to a disciplined bowling performance led by Jadeja, who claimed 2/18 in his four overs. Jasprit Bumrah was economical in the death overs and ended with figures of 4-0-21-1. However, it was KL Rahul who walked away with the Man of the Match award for steering the chase with an unbeaten 57. Also Read - The Way MS Dhoni Has Managed Results With Ageing Players is Amazing: Sanjay Manjrekar
Manjrekar then took to Twitter to voice his opinion that it should have been a bowler receiving the Man of the Match award and not a bowler.
Hours later, Jadeja replied to Manjrekar’s tweets. Again, the context here is, Manjrekar had tweeted about Jadeja remarking him as a bits and pieces player during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which went viral after Jadeja responded questioning Manjrekar’s credentials as a player and went on to state that he has heard enough of Manjrekar’s verbal diarrhoea.
This time Jadeja’s tweet was more of banter than a retort.
Nevertheless, this was that the trolls and the social media keyboard warriors weer waiting of and they went on to take a dig at Manjrekar as well.
However, Manjrekar did reply to that Jadeja’s question with this:
So, is this truce?