Stuck in one of the biggest controversies to emerge out of this season of IPL so far, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has been forced to clarify his comments on Kieron Pollard.
The West Indian attacked Manjrekar on Twitter after he thought the commentator had called him “brainless”, but as footage of that match now shows, it all has been one large misunderstanding.
As is clear, Manjrekar never uttered the word "brainless" while answering a question on Pollard, instead he says the Mumbai Indians’ star might not have the “range” to bat higher up the order.
Manjrekar took to Twitter to clear the air:
"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.
Said " Does he have the range? " Using terms like 'no brains' or 'brainless' not my style. I can be critical but never insulting.— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 15, 2017
I would also encourage all those reacting to the Pollard issue to hear the footage & not just take my word for it.— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 15, 2017
Earlier, having misunderstood the words, Pollard had taken to Twitter to lash out at Manjrekar.
"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.
Though with the latest clarification from the Indian veteran, this one Twitter battle may safely be over.