Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has been a regular feature in the commentary box during India’s home matches in the recent past but as per reports, Manjrekar has been dropped from the BCCI’s commentary panel.
Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) took a sly dig at Manjrekar on twitter after the reports surfaced. CSK took inspiration from the former cricketer’s ‘bits and pieces’ remark about Ravindra Jadeja which created quite a fuss during the ICC World Cup 2019. ‘Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore,’ CSK posted on their official Twitter handle.
Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore. 🦁💛— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 14, 2020
As maintained by a Mumbai Mirror report, Sanjay Manjrekar was not in attendance in the commentary box during the first ODI clash between India and South Africa in Dharamsala which was abandoned due to rain. Other commentators Sunil Gavaskar, Murali Kartik, Laxman Sivaramakrishna were all present at the venue.
While, there is no sureness on the reason behind leaving Manjrekar out, the report stated that the officials were not happy with his work. “Maybe he will be left out from the IPL panel too. At this stage, it is not on top of our minds. But the fact is they are not happy with his work,” a source was quoted as saying by Mirror.
In the meantime, the remaining two games of the India vs South Africa ODI series has been called off as BCCI decided not to risk the safety of cricketers and managements due to coronavirus outbreak.