Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar: The Indian all-rounder and the former batsman were involved in a hilarious Twitter banter.
During the second T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Auckland, India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to register a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s decision to win the toss and bat first wasn’t supported by his batsmen as they posted a below par 132/5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.
Economical bowling figures from India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (4-0-18-2) and fast bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah (4-0-21-1) and Mohammed Shami (4-0-22-0) seldom gave any opportunity to the opposition batsmen to open their arms.
An 86-run partnership for the third wicket between wicket-keeper batsman Lokesh Rahul (57*) and middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer (44) registered an Indian victory without much discomfort in the 18th over.
Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar involved in hilarious Twitter banter
Rahul, who is in the middle of a purple patch in limited-overs cricket, was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ for scoring his 11th T20I half-century in a match-winning effort.
However, former India batsman and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar thought of the otherwise. Expressing his thoughts on social media platform Twitter after the match, Manjrekar believed that the ‘Man of the Match’ award should have gone to a bowler.
Player of the match should have been a bowler. #INDvNZ
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 26, 2020
Been the pick of Indian bowlers, Jadeja insisted on Manjrekar to name the bowler who should have won that award. It is worth mentioning that both the illustrious names were on the wrong side of a Twitter banter during the ICC Cricket World Cup last year.
What is the name of that bowler?? Pls pls mention 🤪
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 27, 2020
While Manjrekar did reply to Jadeja’s question, he didn’t take his name as the deserving candidate for the ‘Man of the Match’ award.
Ha ha…Either you or Bumrah. Bumrah, because he was extremely economical while bowling overs no 3, 10, 18 and 20. https://t.co/r2Fa4Tdnki
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 27, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
Hahaha good banter 👊
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) January 27, 2020
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) January 27, 2020
@Jitendr63761289 different level of sir jadeja trolling😂😂😂
— Anju Negi Rawat🇮🇳 (@anjubharatrawat) January 27, 2020
So over no. 11, 13, 15 & 17 wasn’t important, taking 2 wickets for just 18 runs on a small ground by a spinner when NZ was looking good to score over 150 wasn’t important. Just because you don’t like the bowler. Dil bada karo sirji
— Chirkutaanand (@Chirkutaanand) January 27, 2020
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