IPL 2019: Andre Russell thoroughly enjoyed ‘big-man’ Kieron Pollard’s knock against KXIP
Pollard was the Player of the Match last night.
Published - Apr 11, 2019 1:05 pm | Updated - Apr 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Kieron Pollard has been a fulcrum of the Mumbai Indians (MI) setup for quite a few seasons now. He has been retained on a number of instances, despite him not performing up to the expectations. However, the Trinidadian has been in impressive form in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). He couldn’t deliver in the first few matches but is currently in full flow.
A few days ago, the 31-year-old scored 46 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on a difficult batting wicket and helped his team carve a 40-run victory. Yesterday, he was at his brutal best in the game against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He was appointed as the stand-in-skipper after Rohit Sharma was rested for the encounter.
Pollard blasts the Punjab bowlers
Punjab notched 197 runs and in the run-chase Pollard came in to bat with the home team reeling at 94 for four in the 12th over. Nevertheless, Pollard didn’t allow the situation to ruffle him and scored 83 runs from 31 balls with three fours and 10 sixes. He got out to Ankit Rajpoot in the very last over after getting his team within touching distance of a victory at home.
Following the masterclass, Andre Russell, who’s playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) heaped praises on his Windies teammate. He uploaded a clip from the knock to express his delight. Furthermore, he captioned the video and wrote, “Well play big man was fun to watch! @kieron.pollard55,”
Here is Russell’s post
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Meanwhile, Pollard spotted the post and said that even he is following Russell. He replied to the post and wrote, “well I watching you all tournament .. keep it going.” The Jamaica-born Russell is the fourth highest run-scorer with 257 runs at an average of 128.50 and a strike-rate of 212.39. He has two half-centuries, but both came in losing causes.