Indian cricket fans have given a hard time to former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar even since he called Ravindra Jadeja a “bits and pieces player”. Besides lashing out at Manjrekar over his “verbal diarrhoea”, Jadeja’s performances in the two matches he played turned the tables against the former player.
Coming to bowl in the 11th over against Sri Lanka, he took a wicket in his very over and not only won hearts but also shut Manjrekar’s criticism and Twitterati had a field day trolling the commentator.
In the semi-finals against New Zealand, it was Jadeja who shined once again, scoring 77 runs off 58 balls, taking India closer to the target. Although India lost, people hailed the all-rounder and even Manjrekar lauded him. “Well played Jadeja!” the former Test player tweeted with a wink emoji.
Well played Jadeja! 😉
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 10, 2019
The tweet quickly garnered a lot of attention online and got fans talking, with people taking offence to the emoji used by him.
— Dhritiman (@dhritiman_7) July 10, 2019
Manjrekar in #CWC19 got panned for
1. His commentary
2. Bits and pieces player comment
3. Now this tweet.
— Sanjeev (@agrawalsanjeev) July 10, 2019
— தீரன் (@karthik_nmkl) July 10, 2019
Is it a teaser? You seem to be in a cheeky mood.. Are you happy that India lost?
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) July 10, 2019
Hate is too strong a word to use for anyone.
Hate is too mild a word to use for this lowlife. https://t.co/Xohw9HoyOW
— The Zucker Doctor (@DoctorLFC) July 10, 2019
— Astronaut 🐒 (@TheRobustRascal) July 10, 2019
We would have accepted it as a sportsman spirit but the way u used a winking emoji 😉, you lost people’s respect. As if u r happy that @imjadeja couldn’t take the team to the finals. Disgusting. You were never a great player and doesn’t seems to be a good human being too #CWC2019
— Anil Singhvi Zee Business (@AnilSinghviZEE) July 10, 2019
Wow..indian selfcentrism is staggering. https://t.co/e9pS5Aqzcn
— BChidam (@BChidam) July 10, 2019
— Vamsi Kaka (@vamsikaka) July 10, 2019
— Pranjul Sharma (@Pranjultweet) July 10, 2019
— 🏴Habibti🇮🇳 (@Yas_Queen17) July 10, 2019
Yes – just the way you played it dirty by being anti – India throughout – that wink is disgusting!! This bits-n-pieces commentator needs to be thrown out!!https://t.co/JBzueOpQUE
— 🇮🇳 Moshka 🇮🇳 (@MoshkaNazar) July 10, 2019
— राहुल उपाध्याय (@Rahul0427111) July 10, 2019
— Vandana Ruhela (@Vandanaruhela) July 10, 2019