Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has blocked former England captain Michael Vaughan on Twitter. Vaughan posted the news on his Twitter feed on Tuesday.
The two former cricketers have been taking potshots at each other for a while now. It finally culminated in the Indian commentator blocking his English counterpart.
The entire saga began when Manjrekar called Ravindra Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ player in an interview.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 9, 2019
“I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner,” Manjrekar had said.
Naturally, Jadeja did not take too kindly to Manjrekar’s comment and vented out his anger. The Indian all-rounder declared that he had had enough of Manjrekar’s ‘verbal diarrhoea’.
“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 diarrhoea.@sanjaymanjrekar (sic.),” Jadeja tweeted.
In the very next match, Jadeja was picked to play against Sri Lanka and got his revenge. That was when, Manjrekar did a volte farce and called him a ‘street-smart’ cricketer. Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand, Manjrekar put up his predictions for the Indian playing XI. He even named Jadeja in the squad to face the Kiwis. Needless to say, Michael Vaughan jokingly called out Manjrekar for the u-turn. However, Manjrekar countered the joke with a clarification.
During the match, as Ravindra Jadeja took 1 wicket and gave away just 34 runs from his quota of 10 overs. Vaughan posted, “Bloody hell Bits & Piece can Spin it….”
Soon after Vaughan posted on Twitter, the Englishman found himself blocked by Manjrekar.