West Indies Legend Kieron Pollard currently represents the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League. He brings the curtains down on his international career representing west indies in 123 ODIs and 101 T20Is by posting his retirement message on social media.
A 34-Years-Old Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday night by handling his Instagram account post. Pollard was the Captain of the ODI and T20I cricket teams. Currently, he plays for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
West Indies all-rounder Pollard shocked the cricket fraternity and fans worldwide by announcing his retirement from international cricket, posted on Instagram. Now, the question arises whether West Indies Legend Kieron Pollard will Continue to play for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing IPL 2022 after retirement From International Cricket?
West Indies All Rounder Kieron Pollard currently represents the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League, bringing the curtains down on his international career representing west indies in 123 ODIs and 101 T20Is by posting a message about his retirement on social media.
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Kieron Pollard International Cricket Career:
Former West Indies Captain Pollard made his first international debut in ODI against South Africa in 2007. A Trinidadian cricketer played 123 ODIs, scored 2706 runs at an average of 26 and a strike rate of 94.4 also took 55 wickets since 2007. Pollard played the last ODI match against India on 20th February 2022, the second home for him due to his long association with Mumbai Indians.
After following a Year, He made his T20Is debut for West Indies against Australia in Bridgetown in 2008. He played 101 T20I matches, scoring 1569 at an average of 25.3 and strike rate of 135.1 and picking up 42 wickets, having a fantastic career in white-ball cricket.
Kieron Pollard’s Retirement Post on Instagram Tells a Lot :
Former West Indies limited-overs skipper Kieron Pollard has posted a video and a message that Pollard is grateful to the selectors, management teams, and Coach Phil Simmons for seeing his potential and ability. And faith steadfastly had on him throughout his career. The Cricket West Indies showed the confidence in Pollard was particularly encouraging as he stepped up to take the challenge of leading the team.
In a posted message on Instagram, Pollard wrote after his
deliberation, he has decided to retire from international cricket and announced his retirement by handling his official Instagram page with shared a video.
Like many young persons, Pollard also had a dream to represent his nation when he was a boy of 10 years. Now, He feels proud to have represented the West Indies cricket team in the T20I and ODI (White ball Cricket) for over 15 years.
A medium-pace Bowler can still sharply remember making his international debut in 2007 under the leadership of his childhood hero, Brian Lara. Pollard has felt great while wearing maroon colors and playing with such greats. The soul comes in every facet of the game – whether in bowling, batting or fielding.
All Rounder Kieron Pollard wishes sincere thanks and appreciation to the President of CWI, Mr. Ricky Skeritt, for his continuous support and encouragement, especially during Pollard’s time as Captain.
Kieron Pollard is Third to hit six sixes in the international over:
Apart from his many achievements, Kieron Pollard is the third cricketer after India’s Yuvraj Singh and South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs, who hit Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya for six sixes in the sixth over in an inning of an international match and west indies won by four-wicket over Sri Lanka on 3rd March 2021.
A Trinidadian Medium-Pace Bowler, Pollard’s Best Memories:
A Trinidadian medium-pace bowler is one of the finest T20I cricketers that which world has seen and was a part of the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup-winning West Indies squad. Unfortunately, He missed out second T20 World Cup title held in 2016 due to his injury. Surprisingly, He never represents West Indies in Test cricket. With the use of medium-pace bowling ability, Kieron Pollard becomes one of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball. Pollard’s feats on the domestic circuit and massive impact in the 2009 Champions League T20 made him more famous nationwide. Although he has a decent first-class cricket record domestic, many see him as an ideal supreme cricketer in the limited-over formats at the international level.
The domestic performances of Pollard impressed National selectors (Cricket West Indies), which resulted in his first debut with ODI in 2007. After following a year, He was recalled for the ODI series against New Zealand in 2008. Then he made his debut in the World Cup. Pollard scored a high proportion of his runs in boundaries and smashed the ball to all ground corners.
In the 2009 Champions League T20, He grabbed the attention of billions of people globally with an 18-ball 54 for Trinidad, and Tobago also produced some stunning innings for Trinidad Pollard, then went on to sign for Mumbai Indians in the Indian T20 League in 2010. In 2011, West Indies vs. India ODI match wherein, he scored his maiden ODI century against India in Chennai, but unfortunately, West Indies lost for a cause
Cricket West Indies have reportedly decided to appoint Jason Holder, and Carlos Brathwaite as captains of ODI and T20I, and Kieron Pollard was appointed as Captain of White Ball cricket after a dissatisfactory performance got in the World Cup and continuous losses against India.
Pollard Continue To Play for Mumbai Indian IPL 2022:
Kieron Pollard was retained by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2022 auction as he is a Vital player for Mumbai Indians, hoping he will boost the game for this season. However, All Rounder has struggled for runs as Mumbai Indians are currently at the bottom of the IPL Point Table.
West Indies legend will continue to play for the franchise this season. With no international cricket left to play, it will be interesting to see if franchises will sign him to play for the T20 or T10 leagues worldwide.
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