Michael Holding cites US President Donald Trump's example to slam Kieron Pollard's Twitter outburst against Sanjay Manjrekar

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.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 11, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
Michael Holding cites US President Donald Trump's example to slam Kieron Pollard's Twitter outburst against Sanjay Manjrekar

New Delhi: A couple of days after Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard slammed Sanjay Manjrekar for his on-air comments about his batting during an IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders, West Indian cricketing legend Michael Holding criticized his countryman for his incharitable remarks on Twitter.

Pollard had posted three tweets, as a means of his expression of anger towards Manjrekar's 'brainless' comment, saying that the former India player suffers from "verbal diarrhoea".

Former West Indies fast bowler, Holding, was quoted saying by Mumbai Mirror on the matter, “A lot of people, including the American President, think social media is their license to say whatever they feel like whether responsibly or not or whether right or not. Unfortunately that's the world we now live in and further proof that “progress” doesn't necessarily mean better.”

“As I am not one to follow the fortunes of 20/20 or those who play it, I am not familiar with what you're referring to but I think it is clear to see from the very many instances that have been brought to light, social media is not always used the right and proper way,” the West Indian legend further said.

Pollard 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.

Manjrekar was responding to a fellow commentator's query about what Pollard's ideal position in the batting order should be.