IPL 2021: “Still not convinced of his hitter” – Sanjay Manjrekar searches CSK star Ravindra Jadeja, Sports News
Former Indian cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar once again shot Ravindra Jadeja’s batting skills. For the inexperienced, Jadeja was in great shape during the IPL 2021 edition in the United Arab Emirates with the bat and also did well with the ball. However, Manjrekar believes Jadeja got the points mostly against the middle coaches.
Talk to ESPNCricinfo, stressed Manjrekar, “I’m still not convinced by Jadeja’s hitter, especially the role CSK has given him. If he gets the same role every game, can he continue his performance against the Quality bowlers or not? Because so far he has pounced on bowlers like Prasidh Krishna and Harshal Patel. It remains to be seen whether he will be as offensive against the fast players who try to attack him.
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Manjrekar’s comments came after Jadeja’s finishing skills brought CSK home in a thrilling 172 chase against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday, September 26, thanks to her 8-ball 22, studded with two fours and an equal number of six. However, Manjrekar thinks Jadeja had it easy in targeting the medium-paced Prasidh Krishna. Even in the first leg, Jadeja had gone mad against Harshal Patel, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in-form race leader; crushing him for 37 points in one (including a no-ball).
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In the 2021 IPL, Jadeja has 179 runs with an incredible 59.66 GPA and 146.72 strike rate. Meanwhile, the 32-year-old also claimed 7 wickets with a savings of 6.74. It will be interesting to see if Jadeja responds to Manjrekar’s comments, as he did during the 2019 ODI World Cup.