The verbal fight between Sanjay Manjrekar and Ravindra Jadeja is much hot topic in the cricketing sports. It has been a whole year then both had some grudges between them and it seems to increase day by day, as one shook out other responds with savage statements. Both had bit of conversations from the World Cup 2019 where Sanjay Manjrekar said Jadeja as ‘bits and pieces’ player but Jadeja had different plan to answer his haters. He smashed a brilliant half century in a pressure situation against New Zealand in the Semi- final. With his fifty he gestured towards the commentary box indicating towards Sanjay Manjrekar.
From that day onwards, he has been in talks on Jadeja. Recently he questioned on the team selection by saying that he doesn’t seems a good decision in keeping Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI as he don’t think Jadeja suits in the white ball format. Ahead of this statement in the last and the final match of the ODIs series, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya played an incredible knock.
“My selection and thoughts are based on a principle that I have learnt over the years: if you have specialists who can walk in based on one discipline, you fill your team with those players. I do not have any problem with Jadeja; I have problems with his kind of cricketers in white ball cricket. Even Hardik Pandya will not be in my team. They add illusionary value to the team,” quoted by Sanjay Manjrekar to The Hindu.
Want him to pick more wickets in ODIs: Sanjay Manjrekar.
With the final ODIs match both Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya had silenced their haters who questioned about their place in the Indian team. Both the players had an incredible partnership of 150 runs in 18 runs and took India for a score of 302. Through their marvelous performance India could get through this dependable target and which helped the Men in Blue to win the match by 13 runs and saving themselves from being clean sweep. Jadeja had scored 66 runs off 50 balls in which he accelerated his batting against Mighty bowling stack of Australian side in the death overs. After the game, commentator Sanjay Manjrekar applauded Ravindra Jadeja for his under pressure and knock of full maturity as he took pressure away from Hardik Pandya. Sanjay Manjrekar also said because of both of them, India managed to register a good total to keep themselves in a game.
“I thought he also took some pressure off Hardik Pandya, one of his best one day innings we have seen in a long time. Only because of his flourish with the bat with Pandya, India were able to compete,”. Said by Sanjay Manjrekar.
Furthermore with his excellent inning with bat, Sanjay Manjrekar said he should also pick taking wickets in ODIs as he is assigned as the fifth bowler of the bowling unit.
He also believes that Jadeja can put more efforts to achieve the feat as Jadeja has improved a lot in a short span and will do better with his bowling arc also. With an ending not he also applauded Jadeja for his amazing performance with bat in the last match of the series.
“I want him to pick more wickets with the ball. I have said this about Jadeja a lot in the last one year, there’s been a steady improvement in the way he has been batting, but his bowling needs to improve a bit more to win matches for India. But purely on his batting performance today, hats off, brilliant,” said by Sanjay Manjrekar.
After the ODIs clash, both the teams will move towards for an epic clash in the T20Is series which will be played on 4th December 2020 in Canberra. Host team had given rest to their pacer Pat Cummins whereas David Warner had been ruled out of the T20 Australian squad due to injury which took place in the second ODI match between both the sides.