CSK mock Sanjay Manjrekar: Chennai Super Kings were at it against as they backed their all-rounder in the ongoing World Cup match.
During the 44th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Sri Lanka and India at Headingley, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja registered an economical spell (10-0-40-1) to justify his selection over Mohammed Shami for the last league match of the tournament.
Introduced into the attack as a second-change bowler in the 11th over, Jadeja made an instant impact after dismissing Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis in his first over.
The batsman’s attempt of stepping out to play a shot down the ground saw him missing the ball altogether. The dismissal was a regular stumping chance for India wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. As had been the case for Mendis throughout the tournament, he scored a paltry 3 (13) today.
With Sri Lanka losing four wickets by the 12th over, Jadeja played a vital role in quickly running through his overs. Other than just helping India captain Virat Kohli with the over rate, Jadeja also ensured that he didn’t give away easy runs.
CSK mock Sanjay Manjrekar
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who was recently in the news after Jadeja lashed out at him for his verbal diarrhea, was seen at the receiving end of severe criticism as Jadeja didn’t take much time in drawing blood.
Other than getting slammed by Twitter users, Manjrekar also faced the wrath of Jadeja and Dhoni’s Indian Premier League franchise in Chennai Super Kings. Taking to their Twitter account, Super Kings took a sly dig at Manjrekar for his comments on Jadeja.
It is worth mentioning that CSK had posted a similar tweet when the controversy happened on July 4.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 6, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 4, 2019
After Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and chose to bat, Sri Lanka posted 264/7 in their allotted quota of 50 overs on the back of middle-order batsman Angelo Mathews’ third ODI century. With bowling figures of 10-2-37-3, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of Indian bowlers.