You have picked that bits and pieces cricketer: Michael Vaughan trolls Sanjay Manjrekar

first_imgCricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar on Saturday predicted the probable Indian team for the semifinals of Cricket World Cup 2019 and as a surprise the former India player also named Ravindra Jadeja in his playing XI, whom he had termed as ‘bits and peices’ cricker few days back.As Manjrekar tweeted out his proable XI, former England captain Michael Vaughan trolled the former for changing his stance on the Indian all-rounder.During India’s game against Bangladesh, Manjrekar called Jadeja a bits and pieces cricketer and said, personally, he would rather prefer a batsman and a spinner in an ODI match, than someone like JadejaHowever, taking a U-turn on his stand, Manjrekar on Saturday called Jadeja a street-smart cricketer after the all-rounder struck in his first over during India’s game against Sri Lanka.Earlier, Manjrekar infuriated Jadeja when he called him a ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer as the all-rounder replied stongly to Majrekar’s words and said had enough of Manjrekar’s verbal diarrhoea.Trying to predict Indian team for the semis. Let’s see how many I get right. Do send yours too. Will retweet a few.RohitRahulViratPantHardikDhoniJadejaBhuviShamiKuldeep*Bumrah.*If pitch is not a turner.Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 6, 2019I see you have picked that bits and pieces cricketer !!! Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 6, 2019On Saturday, Ravindra Jadeja came on to bowl as first change in the 11th over. He struck with his 4th ball when he found turn – he had bowled it slower than his usual speed and outfoxed Kusal Mendis as MS Dhoni completed the stumping.advertisementStill 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 [email protected] jadeja (@imjadeja) July 3, 2019On air for Star Sports at that stage, Sanjay Manjrekar said Jadeja was a street-smart cricketer.”Jadeja is a quick bowler and this is a pitch that’s going to turn. Of the 3 spinning options India have – Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal have been the game-changers for India in the middle for India in the last 18 months.”Come the semi-finals and finals, although he has been one with the higher average, Kuldeep and Chahal get more wickets, and have their average as a result under 30. India are assuming they are going to play England at Edgbaston, a small ground where the ball will turn for the spinners.”They won’t have the heart to play both wrist-spinners especially the England played those two wrist-spinners in the last game so I see Jadeja as a good compromise, a good option. He can keep the runs down when the pitch is turning.””He will be a force.. just have to contend with people like Morgan and Stokes. So Virat Kohli will have to bowl him at the right time as well,” Manjrekar said.Also Read | India vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja a street-smart cricketer, says Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja set new record for India in ODIsAlso Seelast_img read more