IPL 2021: Kieron Pollard gives a cold stare to Prasidh Krishna after pacer’s intimidating action
There was a bit of stare and words exchanged between Prasidh Krishna and Kieron Pollard.
Updated - Sep 24, 2021 10:59 am
Apart from being an absolute T20 phenomenon, Kieron Pollard is also is an entertainer on and off the pitch. During his 10 year plus Indian Premier League (IPL) career, he has given fans lots of entertainment with his antics. His face-off against Australian bowler Mitchell Starc is still widely talked about. The mighty Caribbean all-rounder hurled a bat at the then RCB pacer bowler, which became the talking point in that particular season.
Whenever any player or a bowler tries to get under the skin of the mighty Pollard, he makes sure to give it back to the players there only. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowler Prasidh Krishna got the taste of it during his team’s match against Mumbai Indians (MI). Krishna ran to bowl the 15th over of the innings and bowled a straighter ball to the MI all-rounder, which was defended back to the bowler. Rather than going back and bowl the next ball, Prasidh instead pretended to throw the ball at the batter by coming at him.
Later, Pollard walked few steps towards Krishna and stared at him. There was a wink and words exchanged between the duo. Certainly, by the looks of it, the big West Indian all-rounder didn’t like how the KKR pacer intimidated him. Pollard was taken aback by this gesture from a certain newcomer in the team. However, credit to Prasidh, who was standing his ground and trying to rattle Pollard a bit.
Kieron Pollard tries to intimidate Prasidh Krishna back
The mini rivalry between Prasidh and Pollard continued when the all-rounder took a single and reached the non-striker’s end. The cameraman was certainly not going to miss the action and zoomed on the duo. This time Pollard kept staring at Prasidh as the fast bowler was about to back at his bowling crease. But looking at Pollard’s cold stare Prasidh got a bit intimidated and signaled at the umpire by raising his arm in the air, and asking ‘What is happening’.
The KKR pacer had a good outing against MI as he picked up three wickets for 43 runs. Meanwhile, Pollard scored 21 runs. KKR won the match in the end comfortably by seven wickets with five overs to spare.
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