In a scorching attack from in the midst of Team India's camp at the World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja has laid into commentator Sanjay Manjrekar after being called a bits-and-pieces player as part of his World Cup analysis.
Here is Jadeja's tweet:
The former Indian batsman had also borne the brunt of exasperated Indian fans after he tweeted about MS Dhoni prior to the Bangladesh match in addition to complaining about India's middle order woes during his commentary during the match. In his latest tweet after the match, Manjrekar continued in the same vein, saying that KL Rahul was still not a convincing opener (despite him having scored 77 runs), Shami's capability as a death bowler and Dhoni's failure to fire all cylinders needed to be addressed in order for India to become a foolproof team.
Even after India consolidated their semi-final berth by registering a 28-run win over the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side, the veteran commentator had come forward and highlighted the negative aspects of the players by stating about the issues that needed to be addressed.
Jadeja has been associated with Team India since 2009. In his 10-year cricketing career, he has played 41 Tests and 151 One Day Internationals. The all-rounder was part of India's victorious Champions Trophy squad in 2013.
Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar had played for India from 1987 to 1996. In his nine-year career, the Mumbai batsman has featured in 37 Tests and 74 ODI's. The cricketer-turned-commentator was a part of the Indian squad that finished as the semifinalists in the 1996 World Cup.
Back in 2017, Manjrekar had faced similar criticism from West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard as well.