The Indian cricket team is in a tremendous form; after defeating Australia at home, they are now on a tour to New Zealand and are leading in the 5-match T20I series against the hosts by 2-0.
While the first match was a high scoring one, the second was a low scoring match with the hosts managing only 132 runs at the loss of 5 wickets within the stipulated 20 overs. The Indian batsmen achieved the target with more than two overs remaining to be bowled; KL Rahul (57) and Shreyas Iyer (44) batted brilliantly to ensure India’s victory.
Earlier, the Indian bowlers made it difficult for the New Zealand batsmen to score runs as Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah were quite economical. Many were hoping that the Man of the Match award will be given to Ravindra Jadeja as he not only bowled economically but also sent two superb batsmen Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme back to the dressing room.
However, the Man of the Match award was given to KL Rahul. The former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar also wanted a bowler to get the award so he expressed his disappointment on Twitter by making a tweet.
He wrote, “Player of the match should have been a bowler. #INDvNZ”
Player of the match should have been a bowler. #INDvNZ
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 26, 2020
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was quick to respond by asking the former cricketer to name the bowler. Jadeja’s tweet read, “What is the name of that bowler?? Pls pls mention”.
What is the name of that bowler?? Pls pls mention 🤪
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 27, 2020
Sanjay responded with, “Ha ha…Either you or Bumrah. Bumrah, because he was extremely economical while bowling overs no 3, 10, 18 and 20.”
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
There was a time when Sanjay Manjrekar was slammed by Twitterati for insulting comments on Ravindra Jadeja as the former cricketer called the Indian all-rounder as “bits and pieces” cricketer. Jadeja also reacted to Manjrekar’s comments and asked him to shut his mouth as he had played more matches than Manjrekar and is still playing. He also asked him to respect people who have achieved something in life.
Do you agree with Sanjay Manjrekar that a bowler should be given the Man of the Match award?