ICC’s new rule to minimize the slow over rate is a hot topic that is being discussed among cricket experts and fans. In the match between India and Pakistan, both the teams were asked to bring an extra fielder inside the 30-yard circle, and the same former Indian batter Sanjay Manjrekar and New Zealand’s former all-rounder Scott Styris were discussing it before the 3rd game between Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
The conversation became hilarious when the famous sports presenter Mayanti Langer dropped the name of ‘Ravindra Jadeja while Manjrekar was going with a serious suggestion over new ICC rules.
Both India and Pakistan were unable to bowl their 20 overs in the specified time and they were fined for bringing an extra fielder in the 30-yard circle.
Speaking on this matter Scott Styris said, “We have seen that a lot of spinners don’t like to bowl in the death it seems. Even the great Rashid Khan isn’t a big fan of it. Now if you have one less fielder to protect you have to change your entire strategy on the lines he has to bowl in particular. Teams would then have to protect one side of the boundary rather than have fielders on both sides. So those are the adjustments that have to be made and hence they have to get their spinners done a little earlier now.”
Replying to Styris, Manjrekar said, “One very quick suggestion and a very simple tactic. Just bowl your overs quicker.”
The moment Manjrekar came with this statement, Mayanti Langer threw her punch by saying, “Sanjay, not everyone is Ravindra Jadeja. I had to do it. See I just got a ‘gone one’ from Sanjay.”
It is noted that Manjrekar has given the famous ‘Bits and Pieces’ statement for Ravindra Jadeja and since then fans see the verbal war between these two on social media. However, when Jadeja played the crucial knock of 35 runs against Pakistan then Jadeja and Manjrekar shared a funny conversation. Before talking to Jadeja, Manjrekar asked, ‘You’re ok to talk to me, right, Jaddu?’, In reply to it, the India all-rounder said, ‘Yeah. I don’t have any problem,’ with a smile.