Former West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard, who hung his boots from the Indian Premier League on Tuesday, left everybody in shock with the retirement resolution. The all-rounder was an integral a part of the Mumbai Indians as he gave quite a few excellent performances, over the previous 13 years. Pollard will now be taking on the position of the batting coach within the MI camp, ranging from IPL 2023. Seeing his compatriot bidding farewell to the cash-rich league, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo penned down a heartfelt be aware and congratulated Pollard on his improbable IPL profession.
Taking to Instagram, Bravo posted an image with Pollard and captioned it, “To my finest good friend, my teammate, opponent. 13 years in the past, I had a really small half to play in introducing you to arguably one essentially the most profitable IPL groups @mumbaiindians. I noticed you develop from a bit of boy from Maloney after which go to India to dominate the hardest T20 league. You grew to become a family identify all over the world.”
“Lord, I salute you on a improbable profession want you all the most effective in your subsequent chapter as it is a unhappy day for you and your followers however we additionally rejoice what you’ve gotten achieved. I really feel proud as your good friend and to write down this message @kieron.pollard55 #LORD #LEGEND #BIGLIP from the champion,” he added.
Pollard and Bravo are two of the most important stars of the shortest format of the game from West Indies. Each have represented a variety of groups in T20 leagues all around the world.
In 614 matches and 545 innings, Pollard has scored 11,915 runs at a median of 31.02. He has scored one century and 56 half-centuries in his 20-over profession. Moreover this, he additionally has 309 wickets on this format.
Bravo has additionally performed 556 matches wherein he has scored 6,894 runs at a median of twenty-two.82. He has 20 half-centuries within the format, with the most effective rating of 70*. The all-rounder additionally has 614 wickets within the T20 format, which is highest by any bowler.
Notably, Bravo was additionally launched by Chennai Tremendous Kings on Tuesday forward of the IPL mini-auction on December 23.
Ever since he signed with MI in 2010, Pollard has been one of many marquee gamers of the franchise, having received them many video games together with his all-round performances. In 189 matches for the aspect, Pollard has scored 3,412 runs at a median of 28.67, with 16 half-centuries underneath his belt. He has additionally taken 69 wickets for the five-time champions.
However the final season with MI was underwhelming for him. In 11 matches, he may rating solely 144 runs at a median of 14.40, with the very best rating of 25. He hit these runs at a poor strike fee of 107.46. Additionally, he took solely 4 wickets for his aspect within the event.
With ANI inputs
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