India's all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja once again disappeared off the list of the probable eleven chosen by veteran Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar ahead of the clash against New Zealand on 9 July at Old Trafford. The former Indian batsman, who had earlier included Jadeja in the playing eleven after Sri Lanka's game, left out the left-arm spinner's name, sparking a fresh row on social media.
Jadeja and Manjrekar had a small showdown on Twitter after the latter called the all-rounder a 'bits-and-pieces' cricketer following which the former lashed out at the commentator. During India's last group stage match against Sri Lanka, Jadeja had silenced Manjrekar after he took a wicket in his first over, right after Manjrekar had said that the bowler's average was higher than that of the spinner duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Jadeja finished his spell with figures of 1/40 in his 10 overs at an economy rate of 4.00 against Sri Lanka.
Here's the list of probable eleven Manjrekar put out after the India-Sri Lanka game:
Questioning the logic of leaving Jadeja behind in his playing eleven, netizens replied to Manjrekar's post, with some fans pointing out there was no logical reason to leave the all-rounder behind. Here are some of the reactions: