There are many reasons why West Indies cricketers are the best in the business, especially when it comes to entertainment. Besides hitting mighty sixes or flashy fours, West Indies cricketers hog the limelight for some other reasons as well.
Yes, they don’t even hesitate to put on a show or a scene during the game. In fact, they go beyond any extent to make the moment so ‘memorable’. Among the West Indies cricketers in the modern era, Kieron Pollard is quite an interesting character, come what may.
The level of entertainment that he brings to the field is something that cannot be put in words. Pollard is totally in a different league in terms of bringing out his antics. He has done that time and again in international, as well as in domestic circuit.
Kieron Pollard pulls off a hilarious stunt that takes us all by surprise
During the 34th IPL game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard stole the spotlight with an iconic miss off Andre Russell’s bowling. The incident transpired during the fourth ball of the penultimate over of Mumbai Indians’ innings.
At that time, the defending champions were rushing to score runs quickly. Russell who came to bowl in the 19th over tried his best to keep the MI batsmen silent. The all-rounder delivered a sensational yorker to Pollard and to which the latter decided to leave.
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The manner in which he left the ball took us all by surprise. If it was some other batsman, he would have at least defended the ball in the first place. But Kieron Pollard had other ideas as he let Russell nutmeg him. The commentators and fans enjoyed the scene.
Talking about the game, MI aggregated 155/6 in 20 overs. Quinton de Kock had top-scored with 55 off 42 balls with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 130.95. KKR secured their 7th win against MI in IPL by chasing down the target in 15.1 overs.
The two-time IPL champions won the game by 7 wickets. Rahul Tripathi scored an unbeaten 74 off 42 balls including 8 fours and 3 sixes. Venkatesh Iyer scored 53 off 30 balls with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes. KKR’s Sunil Narine was named the man of the match for his 1/20 in 4 overs.