Former England batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said on Tuesday that the "bump in pieces" of Ravindra Jadeja's talent in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand dashed him on all fronts. Manjrekar, who was criticized for being called a 'good cricketer in the pieces', admitted that this all-rounder proved to be wrong on every aspect of the bat, ball and fielding. The ICC released a video that talks to Manjrekar commentator Ian Smith and Niall O'Brien.
In the video, Manjrekar said, "By splitting in pieces of talent, he dashed me on every front. We have never seen this Jadeja before. Jadeja came to the crease at the time when India chased a target of 240 runs to lose four wickets for 24 runs. He made 77 runs off 56 balls and brought India closer to victory. Manjrekar said, "I will have to apologize to him. He was looking for me but I was not there. I was having lunch in the lounge. I apologize. "Just a few days earlier, Jadeja had told Manjrekar's statement on" good cricketer in pieces "that he should learn to respect people.