During Mumbai Indians’ game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday, West Indian batting star Kieron Pollard was spotted standing at the boundary line. one fan from the stands shouted out a loud message to the West Indies all-rounder.
Kieron Pollard has been a legend for Mumbai Indians but in IPL 2022, the all-rounder’s bat has gone quiet. Pollard, one of the four players retained by MI before the IPL mega auction in February, has endured a rare off season, scoring 144 runs from 11 matches.
This is the only season since 2011 that Pollard failed to score even a single half-century, due to which he was dropped for MI’s previous two matches against Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The West Indies all-rounder was seen cheering from the boundary for his teammates during MI’s match against Sunrisers As Pollard was following the match from the sidelines, one fan from the stands shouted out a loud message for the big-hitting West Indies all-rounder.
In a video going viral on various social media platforms, a fan can be heard thanking Pollard for his massive contributions to the Mumbai Indians.”Polly, thank you for your contribution to Mumbai Indians. Love you!,” the fan said to Pollard, who responded with a big thumbs up.
The video was uploaded by the fan on Twitter and has since garnered more than 46,000 views. Here’s the video of the kind exchange that took place at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.
“Polly, thank you for your contribution to Mumbai Indians. We love you,” he screamed. In reply, Pollard in appreciation, turned his head around, looked towards the fan and gave him a thumbs up.
Pollard is the second-highest run scorer for MI after captain Rohit Sharma. Having made his debut back in IPL 2010, Pollard has been part of MI’s all five title-winning franchises.
He has scored 3412 runs for the franchise with 16 half-centuries with a best of an unbeaten 87 against Delhi Capitals last season.
Midway through the season, Pollard, who was the West Indies captain, announced his retirement from international cricket, hoping to put all his concentration and focus on franchise cricket, but his form continued to elude him.
West Indies legend Ian Bishop feels Pollard might need to reinvent his game in order to remain effective going forward.
“Pollard himself has to reinvent his game, however he chooses to do that, because he’s still got a future ahead of him, we hope. People are saying he’s washed, I’m not going to go there. I think he’s a player who can reinvent himself,” Bishop said on ESPNCricinfo’s T20 Time Out.
Here is the video, You can watch the video below:
Kieron Pollard reacted to my message 😭😭🥺🙏💙
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