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Manjrekar on Pollard: I can be critical but never insulting

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar today clarified his on-air comments on Kieron Pollard saying he never called the West Indian "brainless".

While it was clear from the footage that Manjrekar never uttered the word "brainless" but Pollard's twitter dig at the veteran cricketer saw lot of strong reaction on


"Said 'Does he have the range (to bat higher up the order)?' Using terms like 'no brains' or 'brainless' not my style. I can be critical but never insulting," Manjrekar tweeted today.

"I would also encourage all those reacting to the Pollard issue to hear the footage & not just take my word for it," he added.

Manjrekar's comment on Pollard's batting invited a strong response from the Indians all-rounder apart from being trolled on

Pollard had thought that the Indian called him "brainless" on air.

"Do you know how I get big so.. About BRAINLESS.. Words are very powerful .. Once it leaves u can't take it back.. sins of parents fall on...

"u feel any positive can come out of your mouth bcuz u get pay to talk u can continue with your verbal diarrhea ..." Pollard had posted.

The West Indian struck a match-winning 70 to script a sensational turnaround for the Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore yesterday.

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