Remember how Mumbai Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard had slammed Sanjay Manjrekar for his on-air comments about his batting? After the IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium this week, Pollard had tweeted that the former India player suffers from “verbal diarrhoea,”

Manjrekar has now taken to Twitter to rubbish claims that he had called Pollard “brainless” and that he would criticise a player but never insult him.

Manjrekar’s response on air was to a question on should Pollard bat higher up the order. He was dismissed for a run-a-ball 17, leaving MI at a precarious 119/5 with less than four overs to go in his team’s chase of 179. In the commentary box, Manjrekar had criticised Pollard, saying that he was only good enough to bat for the last six or seven overs of an innings.

Pollard had responded angrily to Manjrekar’s criticism in a series of tweets. 

Fellow commentators Harsha Bhogle and Aakash Chopra came to Manjrekar’s defence as well.

With inputs from PTI