Rohit Sharma responds to Ravindra Jadeja-Sanjay Manjrekar spat before semi-finals in World Cup 2019

Rohit Sharma opined that Ravindra Jadeja's remarks to Manjrekar were his own personal views.
Rohit Sharma responds to Ravindra Jadeja-Sanjay Manjrekar spat before semi-finals in World Cup 2019Rohit Sharma responds to Ravindra Jadeja-Sanjay Manjrekar spat before semi-finals in World Cup 2019
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Team India opener Rohit Sharma, who scored his fifth hundred in the ongoing World Cup 2019, has steered clear of the spat between Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar, terming it "an individual's reaction." 

On the eve of India's last league game against Sri Lanka, Sanjay Manjrekar, who had called Jadeja a "bits and pieces cricketer", was torn apart by the all-rounder. Jadeja termed Manjrekar's words as verbal diarrhea. Interestingly, Jadeja played the next game and picked up a wicket when Manjrekar was in the commentary box. 

Sharma refused to get drawn into the controversey and opined that different people react differently to situations, and that he wants to focus on his game instead. 

“See, that’s the challenge for the sportsman. All this distraction will happen, but every individual is different, and it depends on how he wants to think about that particular incident or situation. For me, like I said just now, I want to stay away from all of that and enjoy the beautiful weather in England,” Rohit said.

“I have my family here as well. So most of the time I’m trying to do that rather than all those talks going around and things like that. Because as long as you’re playing, that will happen. And we have to have a logistic manager because a lot of people are staying in the same hotel as us who want us to win the World Cup, who want us to score runs, score centuries,” he further added.

“So you kind of want to stay away from all of that because eventually, our job is to do that, our job is to come here, play good cricket and win the World Cup, we all know that. But constantly yapping in anyone’s ear is not right. So I think for us as cricketers, it’s important to focus on the job at hand,” he explained.

India play the first semi-final against New Zealand on Tuesday.

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