India defeated New Zealand in the second T20 match to take a 2–0 lead in the five-match series. Opener KL Rahul (KL Rahul), who scored a second half-century, was elected Player of the Match.
But when his player of the match was elected, the cricket giants raised questions. Ajay Jadeja and Virender Sehwag believed that any award should be given to a bowler, because the bowlers did the work to stop the opposition team for 132 runs.
Sanjay Manjrekar Tweet
Now Sanjay Manjrekar has also questioned this award, after which a debate has erupted between the team’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and the social media. Actually, Sanjay Manjrekar tweeted after the match that this award should be given to any bowler.
Player of the match should have been a bowler. #INDvNZ
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 26, 2020
Jadeja’s funny question to Sanjay
On which Ravindra Jadeja had a fun tweet and asked him what is the name of that bowler, please tell here.
What is the name of that bowler?? Pls pls mention 🤪
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 27, 2020
When asked by Jadeja, Manjrekar laughingly said that you should either get this award or to Jaspreet Bumrah, because when he threw 3, 10, 18 and 20th he proved to be very economical.
Ha ha…Either you or Bumrah. Bumrah, because he was extremely economical while bowling overs no 3, 10, 18 and 20. https://t.co/r2Fa4Tdnki
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 27, 2020
After all, why is there talk of giving this award to the bowler
The Player of the Match award was given to the batsman, while there is talk of giving this award to a bowler. India had easily won the match by seven wickets 15 balls earlier. Rahul scored an unbeaten 57 runs. While Ravindra Jadeja was considered as the recipient of this awara. Jadeja was instrumental in stopping the New Zealand team for 132 runs.
In the second T20 match in Auckland, Ravindra Jadeja took two important wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs. Meanwhile, his economy rate was 4.50. Jadeja had prized wickets of Kiwi captain Kane Williamson and all-rounder Colin de Grandhom.
Apart from Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah also performed excellent bowling. Bumrah spent just 21 runs in 4 overs and took a wicket in his name. Jadeja raised questions on awarding Man of the Match to KL Rahul!