Sanjay Manjrekar engages in a banter with a fan over his 'bits and pieces' comment

Sanjay Manjrekar engages in a banter with a fan over his ‘bits and pieces’ comment

In November 2019, Manjrekar made to headlines due to wrong reasons again, when he raised questions at Harsha Bhogle’s stature during pink-ball Test vs Bangladesh.

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar. (Photo by Stu Forster-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Sanjay Manjrekar has been quite active on social media but is in habit of ignoring comments from fans targeted at him. His ‘bits and pieces’ comment for Ravindra Jadeja, during the 2019 World Cup hogged a lot of limelight on social media. He used it for the all-rounder in order to point out he has little idea of both batting and bowling and therefore, can’t be the significant member of the playing team.

To everyone’s utter amusement, the all-rounder played a thunderous inning of 77 runs in 55 balls during the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand in semi-finals. However, the match couldn’t be saved as the top order remained absolutely disappointing in the big game. Post these heroics showed by Jadeja in the crucial game, people couldn’t stop trolling Manjrekar for his same comment.

Recently a fan took a jibe on his ‘bits and pieces’ comment again, but this time former cricketer responded to him on Twitter saying “Must stop thinking food as a source of entertainment”.

The comment gained much limelight when the all-rounder lashed out at him, but duo came in good terms with each other after 6-long months. In November 2019, Manjrekar made to headlines due to wrong reasons again, when he raised questions at Harsha Bhogle’s stature during pink-ball Test vs Bangladesh.

‘Bits and Pieces’ comment cost Sanjay Manjrekar the BCCI job

‘Bits and pieces’ comment was supposed to be the prime reason behind Manjrekar losing his association with BCCI. However, he has written to the BCCI last month to reinstate him at his position for the upcoming T20 league.

“Respected members of the Apex Council, hope you all keeping well. You are already in receipt of the email I sent to explain my position as a commentator. With the IPL dates announced, bcci.tv will pick its commentary panel soon. I will be happy to work as per the guidelines laid by you.

After all, we are working on what is essentially your production. Last time maybe there was not enough clarity on this issue. Thanks very much, Regards.” Manjrekar wrote. There are no official announcements about the commentary team for the upcoming season of IPL commencing next month.