The report of Sanjay Manjrekar being dropped from BCCI’s commentary panel took the social media by storm and has remained to be one of the talking points of the day. Manjrekar was a member of the panel for close to 25 years now but he made few controversial comments in 2019. As a result, BCCI decided to drop him from the list of commentators.
He is highly likely to miss the upcoming season of IPL and might stay away from the commentary box for a long time. While a section of fans still wants BCCI to reappoint Manjrekar, IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings seems to be quite satisfied that he will not be part of commentary panel now.
In their recent tweet, the three-time IPL champions trolled Manjrekar and wrote: ‘Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore’.
Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore. 🦁💛
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 14, 2020
It is to be noted that Manjrekar had used these words to describe Ravindra Jadeja during World Cup 2019. Jadeja has been associated with CSK since 2012 and the franchise was probably hurt with Manjrekar’s comments. Jadeja had also taken note of his comments and had criticised him on Twitter.
Just four months after his comments on Jadeja, Manjrekar was again in limelight when he questioned Harsha Bhogle’s credentials during the historic pink-ball Test match. He continued to be part of the panel thereafter but didn’t travel to Dharamsala for the first ODI against South Africa, following which Mumbai Mirror reported that he has been dropped from the panel.
BCCI and Manjrekar are yet to comment on the matter. One can expect the former India batsman to open up on the issue soon. He may not be associated with BCCI now but Manjrekar works as an expert for a website. He also writes columns online and will continue to do so.