Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has not taken kindly to Sanjay Manjrekar’s criticism calling him ‘a bits and pieces cricketer.’ In an unusual public outburst, Jadeja took to Twitter to ask the former India cricketer to respect individuals, who had ‘achieved’ in life.
Jadeja wrote, “Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.”
Jadeja has not had a chance to play a single World Cup match despite being a part of the squad even though he has impressed everyone with his terrific fielding as a substitute. He was responsible for the wicket of Jason Roy during India’s match against England when he pulled off a stunning catch while fielding at the deep mid-on.
Manjrekar, who is on a commentary assignment in England, was recently quoted by news agency IANS as saying, “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.”
While Manjrekar has represented India in 37 Test matches scoring 2,043 runs, Jadeja has played 41 Tests scoring 1,485 runs and taking 192 wickets. As for the ODI, Manjrekar played for India in 74 matches and scored 1,994 runs. Jadeja, on the other hand, has represented the country in the 50-over game in 151 matches, scoring 2,035 runs.