Manjrekar, who played 37 tests and 74 ODIs, was responding to questions from fans after he asked them “talk cricket” with him on his twitter page.
He was asked whether India should stick with Rahul at number five in ODIs and does he find other batsmen other than Rahul to be in that position.
To which, Manjrekar, also a known commentator, tweeted, “For the moment he is the right fit. But we must keep looking for a Raina and Yuvi kind of batsman when Rahul eventually moves to the top.”
Yuvraj, who played 304 ODIs for India, scored 8,701 runs while Raina amassed 5,615 runs from 226 ODIs.
The former Mumbai batsman was also asked who he thinks was the right choice for number four and all-rounder’s spot in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia. Manjrekar picked Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya respectively.
Mumbai, 41-time Ranji Champions, have been unable to perform well in the domestic championship in recent times, despite having good players.
Manjrekar was asked why Mumbai Ranji team was not producing good fast bowlers and their bowling was a concern, to which he tweeted, “Mumbai Ranji cricket’s issue is simple. Lack of exceptional leadership. And I don’t mean only the captain of the team here.”