(Odisha Sports)New Delhi: Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar today confirmed that he has indeed been let go as a commentator by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. For the past few days, there was speculation over Manjrekar’s status as a commentator and it was being reported that the board was not happy with the former cricketer’s work. Breaking his silence on the matter, Manjrekar tweeted: °I have always considered commentary as a great privilege, but never an entitlement. It is up to my employers whether they choose to have me or not & I will always respect that. Maybe BCCI has not been happy with my performance of late. I accept that as a professional.
Last year, Manjrekar was severely criticised for calling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as a ‘bits and pieces cricketer’. Jadeja also went on to say that Manjrekar was suffering from verbal-diarrhea. This was not the end of troubles for Manjrekar, as he then had an on-air spat with another commentator Harsha Bhogle. During India’s inaugural day-night Test against Bangladesh, Manjrekar went on to say that Bhogle does not have enough knowledge about the pink-ball as he never played professional cricket. However, Manjrekar apologised on both occasions.