Former Indian cricketer, Sanjay Manjrekar, who was conducting the post-match interview, ended up asking a cheeky question to the all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja after India registered a five-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai on Sunday. Manjrekar’s opening question to Jadeja hinted at an old social media feud between the two as he asked the India all-rounder if he was okay to talk to Manjrekar.
Ravindra Jadeja, who looked calm after Hardik Pandya sealed the win for India, decided to reply with some calmness as he laughed and said he was yeah yeah. Manjrekar had called Jadeja a bits and pieces cricketer in the past and the all-rounder had later slammed the former cricketer on social media.
Sanjay Manjrekar asked: “First question – You are ok to talk to me? Right, Jaddu?” Ravindra Jadeja replied: “Yeah, yeah (laughs). Absolutely!!”
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Meanwhile, India didn’t have the ideal start as KL Rahul was dismissed on the second ball of the Indian innings. After that, it was Virat Kohli who got a few boundaries under his belt and kept the scoreboard ticking.
Talking to the broadcasters, Ravindra Jadeja said, “Thank you very much. We wanted to play till the end, they have a very good bowling attack, their fast bowlers don’t give anything away. I could have finished the game – left-arm spinner against left-hander, but Hardik played superbly. He (Pandya) came out and said he was going to play his shots, and happy that he stayed till the end.”
Kohli and Rohit both fell in quick succession and Ravindra Jadeja managed to stabilize the Indian innings. With balls running out, Hardik Pandya showed his muscle and in the penultimate over got the boundaries. Hardik then rounded off a brilliant all-around performance as he finished things off with a maximum and opened India’s account in the Asia Cup.