Sanjay Manjrekar Speaks On His Exclusion From Commentary Panel

Publish On: 16 Mar, 2020 11:50 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: Sanjay Manjrekar recently spoke on the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of excluding him from the commentary panel of the 3-match ODI series between India vs South Africa. On Sunday, he said that he accepts the board's decision as a professional adding that they might not have been happy with his performance. 

It was reported that Manjrekar was dropped out of the commentary panel in the mentioned ODI series, which now has been called off due to coronavirus scare. Further, reports also suggested that he may also not be a part of the commentary panel for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). 

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In a tweet, Sanjay wrote, "I have always considered commentary as a great privilege, but never an entitlement. It is up to my employers whether they choose to have me or not & I will always respect that. Maybe BCCI has not been happy with my performance of late. I accept that as a professional."

Following the reports, the three times winner of the coveted trophy of IPL, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) took a dig at Manjrekar and wrote, "Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore."

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The reference was to Manjrekar's description of the CSK and Indian all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja. During the 2019 World Cup tournament Sanjay referred to Jadeja as a "bits and pieces player," post which he faced backlash. The Indian all-rounder also slammed him and wrote, "Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal [email protected]"