Indian Premier League: Kieron Pollard is the only cricketer who can play 200 games for Mumbai Indians, says Hardik Pandya
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya believes that Kirron Pollard is the only cricketer who can probably play 200 matches for the franchise. As for his remarks, Pollard played his 150th match for the Mumbai Indians on Wednesday with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a side lock horn. “I think he may be the only cricketer who can even play 200 games, he still has 4-5 years, he’s just a fantastic guy, he’s always been there to help and guide us, our There is a relationship brothers where we celebrate our victory as well as enjoy our loss, ”Pandya said in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai coach Mahela Jayawardene and captain Rohit Sharma also said good things about Pollard and said how the Windies player is always ready to take responsibility in important situations.
Jayawardene said, “Pollard is the one who sees everyone, he plays with a lot of passion. You see who he plays with. But he holds a soft spot for Mumbai Indians.” .
“He has done some great things for us on the field. I clearly remember the final of 2013 and the final of 2019. His knock was very important for us to get a competitive score. He has always been a team man, he has always stood. Are. When Rohit Sharma said in the video, “The team needed him. He is a very important party in the wheel. “
Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah said that Pollard brings positive energy and said that he has always been supportive of the whole group.
“If he’s played 150 games, it means he’s getting older. He brings a different kind of energy, he’s always supportive. When things aren’t going well, he also takes a leadership role , He will chip in. With some ideas, “Bumrah said.
Pollard touched a historic figure of 150 matches when the team came on the field to compete against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). To mark the occasion, the player was presented with a special jersey with 150 inscribed on it.
The cricketer joined the Mumbai Indians back in 2010. Pollard has scored 2773 runs in IPL so far including 14 fifties. Also the all-rounder has taken 56 wickets under his belt.
Mumbai Indians beat KKR by 49 runs for their first win in this year’s IPL. Rohit Sharma was awarded “Man of the Match” for his 80-run innings.
Batting first, Mumbai scored a total of 195/5 runs in the prescribed twenty overs. Rohit Sharma scored 80 runs while Suryakumar Yadav scored 47 runs.
KKR bowlers bowled less consistently and Rohit completely redeemed those balls.
Defending 195 runs, Mumbai performed brilliantly and Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Jaspreet Bumrah, and Rahul Chahar all gave away two wickets each.
Bumrah got key wickets from Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell.
In the end, KKR’s Pat Cummins hit a quick 33-run knock, but Mumbai had sealed the victory by then.
Mumbai Indians will play Horn with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) next Monday, 28 September.