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Former Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar almost sparked controversy during Ravindra Jadeja’s batting in the warm-up game against Bangladesh in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The 2007 World T20 Champions took on Bangladesh in a warm-up game before their season opener in the 2024 edition of the World Cup 2024. During the game, Ravindra Jadeja joined Hardik Pandya at the crease in the 17th over. 

The Indian all-rounder almost got out off a Tanvir Islam delivery after the cameras failed to prove that he crossed the line. Manjrekar who was on air at that time jokingly said that he must shut up as Jadeja was in the question. The Indian commentator said, "He did not get his toes behind the line and only the toes, as you can see, are in contact with the ground. Now it's Jadeja batting so I better shut up.” 

I would have preferred more younger core set of players: Sanjay Manjrekar

Manjrekar said that he would have opted for a younger Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, as it would have been more advantageous. Speaking on Star Sports’ Press Room World Cup edition, Manjrekar added, “Ideally I would not have gone that way; I would have stuck with a slightly more younger kind of core set of players but the selectors have committed themselves to the icons, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.” 

“Now that they are in the squad, it’s impossible to have Virat Kohli batting at No. 3 because then you don’t get the full rally of Virat. Rohit Sharma has to open, so now, India in a way have forced themselves to have only one kind of combination, two right handers,” he further added.