Auckland: After India had cruised to a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second T20I in Auckland on Sunday (January 26), former cricket-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar had tweeted about the Player-of-the-match award.

Manjrekar had opined that the Man-of-the-match award should have been given to a bowler. Opening batsman KL Rahul had been adjudged for the honour after scoring a 50-ball 57 not out.

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Chasing 133, India won in the 18th over to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. It was the bowlers who did well to restrict the home team to a low score.

Taking to his Twitter account, Manjrekar wrote, “Player of the match should have been a bowler. #INDvNZ.”

While there were many replies to Manjrekar’s post, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to jumped in to post a hilarious tweet.

Jadeja, who took 2/18 in four overs, wrote, “What is the name of that bowler?? Pls pls mention.”

To this, Manjrekar replied, “Ha ha...Either you or Bumrah. Bumrah, because he was extremely economical while bowling overs no 3, 10, 18 and 20.” Jasprit Bumrah took one wicket for 21 runs in his four-over spell.

In the past Manjrekar had questioned Jadeja’s utility as an all-rounder to the Indian team. He had called him a “bits and pieces” player. To this, Jadeja had hit back at Manjrekar.

“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,” Jadeja had written.

After Jadeja’s superb knock in the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand, Manjrekar had apologised to Jadeja.

“I have to apologise to him (Ravindra Jadeja), he was looking for me but I wasn't there. I was in the lounge taking my lunch, I'm sorry,” Manjrekar had said in July after India lost to the Kiwis in the semi-final.