Cricket commentator Sanjay Manjrekar finds himself embroiled in another controversy as a Twitter user has leaked a shocking conversation with the former cricketer. The screenshots of the personal chat have gone viral since, wherein Manjrekar makes fun of Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and says that Jadeja doesn’t understand English.
Manjrekar had called Jadeja “bits and pieces” cricketer in 2019
Back in 2019, Manjrekar and Ravindra Jadeja were involved in a spat during the 2019 World Cup. The commentator called Jadeja a “bits and pieces” cricketer. The comment didn’t sit well with Jadeja, who hit back at Manjrekar. In the semi-final against New Zealand, Jadeja top-scored for India with a vital half-century. But he couldn't take his side over the finishing line as India fell 18 runs short.
Manjrekar recently made another comment on veteran Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin’s performance. He said that he has a few problems when people call Ashwin ‘one of the all-time greats of the game'.
A Twitter user named Suryanarayan has now shared screenshots of his personal chat with Manjrekar. The duo can be seen debating about Manjrekar's opinion on Jadeja and Ashwin. Referring to his earlier remarks of him calling Jadeja a 'bits and pieces' player, Manjrekar, in the chat wrote, "Jadeja doesn't know English...so he didn't know the actual meaning of bits and pieces."
Check out screenshots of the leaked chat:
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Manjrekar's message said, “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.”
Watch the video here: