Vaughan says Manjrekar has blocked him on Twitter

Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted during the World Cup 2019 semifinal between India and New Zealand that Sanjay Manjrekar has blocked him on Twitter.

Edgy Twitter banter between former cricketers Sanjay Manjrekar and Michael Vaughan appears to have taken a frosty turn on the social media platform. Former England captain Vaughan tweeted during the World Cup 2019 semifinal between India and New Zealand that Manjrekar has blocked him on Twitter.  

Vaughan jumped in with his views following Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja slamming Manjrekar, saying the player-turned-commentator should "learn to respect people". Jadeja did not specify the context, but Manjrekar has been vocal about the all-rounder's chances of making it Team India's playing XI in the ongoing World Cup 2019.

"I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner," Manjrekar was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

With Jadeja breaching the defence of New Zealand's Henry Nicholls in the ongoing semifinal on Tuesday at Old Trafford, Manchester, Vaughan took to Twitter saying, "Bloody hell Bits and Piece can spin it."

A while later, Vaughan tweeted, "BREAKING NEWS.. I have been blocked by @sanjaymanjrekar.. !!"

He later posted a screenshot of Manjrekar's Twitter page with the caption, "My life is now sorted !!!"

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In the days leading up to the semifinal, Vaughan had engaged with with Manjrekar on Twitter on the latter's probable Indian line-up against the Kiwis, which included Jadeja.

"I see you have picked the bits and pieces cricketer," tweeted Vaughan, to which Manjrekar pointed out "'predicted' my dear Vaughan.. not 'my' team."

Earlier this year, Manjrekar criticised England's team selection after it was reduced to 264 for eight against the West Indies at stumps in a Test. He tweeted, "[Sam] Curran plays ahead of [Stuart] Broad. England at it again - bizarre selections."

Vaughan shot back with England's good performances against both India and Sri Lanka in Test cricket. "Sanjay ... I think you are forgetting this England team that are at it again beat India 4-1 and then beat Sri Lanka 3-0 away from home last year," he said.