It seems like Sanjay Manjrekar’s day as Indian Commentator has ended. The Cricketer-turned-commentator has been in controversies for the past 6-8 months. In 2019 ICC World Cup, his comments on Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and then the question marks he drew over the credibility of renowned cricket expert and fellow commentator Harsha Bhogle fetch several criticisms from the world over.
Now there is news that the 54-year-old Sanjay Manjrekar has been dropped from the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) commentary panel and he might not be the part of Indian Premier League commentary panel also.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the 54-year-old will not be a part of Indian cricket team’s matches in future and is very unlikely to considered for the Indian Premier League panel too. A Mumbai Mirror source said, “Maybe he will be left out from the IPL panel too. At this stage it is not on top of our mind. But the fact is they are not happy with his work”.
On this occasion, Chennai Super Kings has taken a dig at the former cricketer. Chennai Super Kings tweeted: “Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore.”
Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore. 🦁💛
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 14, 2020
Jadeja is an all-important player of Chennai Super Kings and it’s understandable that franchise would be quite angry on those comments of Harsha Bhogle.
This is what happened in the last year’s World Cup in England. While commentary Sanjay Manjrekar called Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ player. Jadeja furiously reacted to the statement from the former cricketer and replied, “Still I have played twice the number of matches you have played and I m still playing. Learn to respect pplwho have achieved. i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.” Jadeja had a good world cup last year as he came up with a stunning innings in the semi-final against New Zealand albeit in a losing cause.