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Irate Ravindra Jadeja Lashes Out at Sanjay Manjrekar for 'Verbal Diarrhoea'

Cricketnext Staff |July 3, 2019, 9:28 PM IST
Irate Ravindra Jadeja Lashes Out at Sanjay Manjrekar for 'Verbal Diarrhoea'

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has hit back at commentator Sanjay Manjrekar for his comments that Jadeja was a ‘bits and pieces player’ whose inclusion he did not favour in the Indian playing XI. When asked for his view on whether Jadeja should replace one of the wrist spinners, Yuzuvendra Chahal or Kuldeep Yadav who had forgettable outings against England in India’s defeat, Manjrekar told IANS:

"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. You never actually base your judgements on exceptional results. India losing to England was an exceptional result. Spinners going for runs is exceptional and you have to understand that."

Manjrekar’s comments were made ahead of the game against Bangladesh that India went on to win. While Kuldeep was left out of the playing XI, his spot went to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, keeping Jadeja on the bench. Jadeja, who is yet to feature in the playing XI at the World Cup but has taken a couple of brilliant catches as a substitute fielder, lashed out at the former Indian batsman in a scathing comment on Twitter, accusing him of “verbal diarrhoea”

In a career spanning nine years, Manjrekar played 37 Tests and 74 ODIs for India, scoring 2043 & 1994 runs respectively in the two formats. He retired in 1997 and has since forged a career as a broadcaster and columnist.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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