Kieron Pollard joined Mumbai Indians in the year 2010. For the last 13 years, this player has been playing cricket with this franchise. Pollard has played 180 matches of IPL so far. He has 3293 runs and 66 wickets in his name in IPL. This all-rounder has played many match-winning innings for Mumbai Indians. But this time he could not do anything special for his team in the first two matches of IPL. In the match held on Saturday, he came out as a major reason for the defeat of Mumbai Indians.
Actually, in the match against Rajasthan Royals, Pollard first conceded 46 runs in four overs and after that when it came to bat, he scored 22 runs in 24 balls. He was seen batting very slowly. In the first few balls, he was not able to get even a single run. Due to his slow batting, Mumbai’s required run rate increased and the match slipped out of hand.
Mumbai Indians fans are angry on Twitter after Pollard’s slow batting and extremely expensive bowling. He is calling Pollard a burden for the team. Some have even advised him to leave the team.
Polard you should take retirement with immediate effect.
— Harvinder Chugh (@chugh_harvinder) April 2, 2022
Pollard is such a burden this year, but half the Mumbai Indians is anyway.#MIvsRR
— Paltan Shashank (@drshashsnk) April 2, 2022
This time Mumbai Indians had retained four players before the auction, Kieron Pollard was also one of them. Mumbai retained him for 6 crores.
— Vivek Bhimrajka (@vivekbhimrajka) April 2, 2022
Can Kieron Pollard play spin?
He is going clueless since 2 seasons.#MIvsRR
— Pankaj Singh (@pankajkumar764) April 2, 2022
Pollard, 34, has lost its sheen in the last few years. He is not able to perform as before in bowling and batting.
— Sayan😷🇮🇳 (@Sayan_Dasss) April 2, 2022
— prabhuGanesan (@prabhuitb) April 2, 2022