Previous India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has at last admitted that Ravindra Jadeja proved him totally with his presentation in the World Cup 2019 semi-final among India and New Zealand on Wednesday.
Manjrekar has confronted a ton of reaction on social media as far back as he called Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer.
“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. Jadeja had even reacted strongly to Manjrekar’s comments on Twitter.
Be that as it may, it was Jadeja who kept India in the run pursue against New Zealand with his 59-ball 77 which nearly took the group past the end goal. Manjrekar was one of the initial ones to value the left-hander for his brave knock after the game. Sanjar Manjrekar composed on Twitter, “Well played Jadeja” and added a wink at the end of his tweet.
India fell 18 runs short of the target at last as they got bowled out for 221 while pursuing 240 against a solid New Zealand bowling assault which had decreased the Men dressed in Blue to 6 for 92 by the 31st over.
It was then that Jadeja united with MS Dhoni to defend India out of issue with a 116-run partnership for the seventh wicket. His knock, which included four limits and the same number of sixes, was at last finished by Trent Boult in the 48th over after which the pursuit self-defeat for India.
Jadeja’s eleventh ODI fifty likewise observed him become the primary batsman to score more than 50 runs in a World Cup knockout game. He had additionally grabbed the wicket of Colin Munri, ran out New Zealand’s top-scorer Ross Taylor with an immediate hit and took two significant gets, that of Kane Williamson and Tom Latham, at significant crossroads in the game which helped India limit the Kiwis to 239 for 8.
But despite all that India could not overhaul the target due to the top-order collapse and thus, crashed out of the semis for the fourth time in World Cup history.
Manjrekar, however, rushed to acknowledge his mix-up on the remark he made on Jadeja and said that the India all-rounder totally tore him separated with his sheer brightness on the field.
“Bits and pieces he just tore me separated today. By bits and bits of sheer splendor simply refuted me on all fronts. Be that as it may, this Ravindra Jadeja we have not seen all the time. In the last 40 innings, his most elevated score was 33.
“But today he was brilliant. Economical with the ball, and that familiar celebration that you see after he gets to his fifties,” Manjrekar said in a video posted by the ICC.
Jadeja drew out his well-known sword-using festivity after he got to his fifty however before that he pointed towards the stands and made a signal which appeared to have been gone for Manjrekar.
“I have to apologize to him, he was looking for me but I wasn’t there. I was in the lounge taking my lunch, I’m sorry,” Manjrekar joked.