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Ravi Jadeja slams Sanjay Manjrekar for ‘bits & pieces’ slur

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Ravindra Jadeja has taken to Twitter to criticise Sanjay Manjrekar in retort to comments made by the commentator over his role for India and how he fits into the modern one-day game.

Manjrekar reportedly told IANS: “I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players, which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner.”

The slow left-armer played both World Cup warm-up matches for India when sides were able to field more than 11 players, scoring 54* and bowling seven overs against New Zealand in addition to 9.3 overs against Bangladesh, but he has since been omitted from the tournament proper.

Jadeja has spent considerable time on the field as a substitute fielder, however, and could be in line to feature against Bangladesh on Friday.

Ahead of the fixture, he reminded the ex-International turned commentator Manjrekar of his own shortcomings in the game and slammed his “verbal diarrhoea”.

“I have played twice the number of matches you have played and I’m still playing. Learn to respect people who have achieved. I have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.”

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