Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar is facing massive flak on Twitter after a fan leaked his conversation with the cricketer-turned commentator. In the chat, he can be seen mocking Jadeja for his English.
Jadeja and Manjrekar had a verbal slugfest during the World Cup in 2019. After India’s defeat against England in one of the league matches, the talks of Jadeja’s inclusion in the playing XI in the next match against Bangladesh had not gone down well with Manjrekar. He called Jadeja a “bits and pieces” cricketer.
Jadeja was not impressed and hit back at Manjrekar, comparing his statement to “verbal diarrhoea”.
“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,” Manjrekar had said.
“Still I have played twice the number of matches you have played and I am still playing. Learn to respect people who have achieved. I have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea,” Jadeja tweeted
Now a twitter user has leaked his chat with the former India batsman. In his conversation, Manjrekar even had an argument with the fan.
“Sad state you are in. Expecting me to worship players like you do… by the way I am not a fan. I am an analyst. And Jadeja doesn’t know English so he did not know the actual meaning of bits and pieces. And surely somebody spelt verbal diarrhoea for him.” one of his messages read.
“I didn’t want to share this personal chat in public, even though it’s full to shit. But couldn’t help, coz ppl need to know this side of this man. @imjadeja would be proud of what he did to prove you wrong. @BCCI is this the kind of man you would want in your com panel in future?” – he tweeted.