‘No audio in bits and pieces anymore’ – CSK take a sly dig at Sanjay Manjrekar’s ousting from BCCI commentary panel
Sanjay Manjrekar had called Ravindra Jadeja a bits and pieces cricketer during the 2019 World Cup when there were calls on his selection.
Updated - Mar 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Former India cricketer-turned- commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has been removed by the BCCI commentary panel by the Indian cricket board. This news came after Mumbai Mirror reported that the board was not happy with the former Mumbai captain’s work behind the mic and also because of a couple of controversies that happened last year.
Manjrekar, who played 37 Tests and 74 ODIs in his India career which spanned from 1987-1996 and made a total of 4,037 international runs with 5 centuries to his name, had been a regular feature in the media box in India matches at home. It has been also reported that Manjrekar might not be included in the commentary panel for the upcoming Indian Premier League 2020 edition as well. The IPL 13 is scheduled to begin on April 15.
Manjrekar had called Ravindra Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer
The fans on the social media messaging website, Twitter had shown their elation at the news of Sanjay Manjrekar being ousted by BCCI from doing commentary any more. They were happy at not hearing his voice during matches anymore as he had been accused of being boring, biased and at times arrogant with his analysis.
Even IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings decided to take a dig at the commentator, bringing in his infamous ‘bits and pieces’ comment into their jibe. Sanjay Manjrekar had called Ravindra Jadeja a bits and pieces cricketer during the 2019 World Cup when there were calls on his selection. Jadeja had taken the former India cricketer to task on Twitter and then shut his mouth with an amazing performance in the semi-finals against New Zealand.
“Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore,” CSK tweeted.
Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore. 🦁💛
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 14, 2020
Sanjay Manjrekar also found himself in hot water after he arrogantly slammed eminent journalist Harsha Bhogle while discussing the visibility of the pink ball, during the historic day-night Test between India and Bangladesh, which was played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Bhogle had mentioned that players who have participated in the pink ball matches must opine on whether it is easy to see the ball or not.
Manjrekar brushed him off with disdain saying that those who have played the game of cricket at the highest level, which Bhogle had not, have more knowledge. He did apologize later for his outburst and unprofessionalism, but it seems all of this has led to his dismissal from the BCCI panel.