Kieron Pollard lashes out at reporters on being questioned about MI's poor form

Having lost all three of the games they've played, the Rohit Sharma-led side is sitting at the bottom of the points table.

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Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians in action. (Photo by: IANS)

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The Mumbai Indians (MI) have had a slow start to the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), to put it mildly. Having lost all three of the games they’ve played, the Rohit Sharma-led side is sitting at the bottom of the points table. Recently, star MI all-rounder, Kieron Pollard seemed a little indignant at reporters for being asked about the shortcomings of his side.

The Mumbai franchise has lost all three of the games it has played, and more importantly, they’ve let go of the match in the very last leg of the game. Pollard, on being asked about the root cause of their defeats, took a jibe at the journalists by asking them to offer a solution. MI are all set to play against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday.

Pollard hits out at enquiring reporters

Speaking to enquiring journalists at the eve of their match against RCB, an irritated Pollard lashed out by saying,”Three games in a row we have lost in the last over. If you guys have any idea to tell us how to get over the line, if it happens again, you guys obviously know a lot of cricket, so give us an idea of what to do.” He stressed that their side was anything but down and out and said, “I don’t think we are down right now. If we were down right now, we should be home. We have got over that. We have had conversations going. We had talks at different levels where we need to go forward and actually try and finish off those games.”

Throwing light on the manner they lost the match, Kieron Pollard said, “Two of those matches were (after grabbing) nine wickets. So we have to get one more wicket – that is one area to improve. Again, it is just a matter of trying to be consistent in what you are trying to achieve, especially at the back end of the innings. I think 190-odd on any ground is sometimes defendable. These things happen.”

On being asked about the lack of firepower from his bat up till now in this season of the IPL, he replied, “For me, I’m not bothered. As any cricketer, if you do not perform, you’re dropped. You look at these three games. One game I didn’t bat. The second game, we were in a difficult position. And the third game, these things happen.  Again, it is easy after two games (to say) pick this one, drop this one, this guy should play. But again there are a lot of things other than pick and drop. Again, when you go to the squad, who are you going to select next.”

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