India were sent packing from the ICC World Cup 2019 after New Zealand handed them a 18-run defeat in the first semifinal at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Despite India's heartbreaking loss, Ravindra Jadeja won many admirers all over the globe as almost single-handedly took India to the brink of pulling off a sensational win against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semi-final.
The star all-rounder had a brilliant day on the field as he bowled an economical spell, showed glimpses of his brilliant fielding by taking a breath-taking catch and affecting a run out.
However, it was his stellar contribution with the bat, scoring 77 off 59 deliveries with four boundaries and four sixes which hogged the limelight.
'Jaddu'celebrated in his typical style, pointing towards the commentary box and taking a dig at Sanjay Manjrekar, who had called Jadeja a “Bits and Pieces” player.
Later on, after the match, Manjrekar admitted that Jadeja had proven him wrong.
"By bits 'n' pieces of sheer brilliance, he's ripped me apart on all fronts." Manjrekar was quoted as saying by ICC.
Manjrekar’s comments had not gone down well with the all-rounder, who had taken to Twitter to show his displeasure after being called a bits and pieces player. Jadeja went onto accuse the former India player of verbal diarrhea.