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IPL 2021: Kieron Pollard Reveals How Pandya Brothers Encouraged Him To Play Match-Winning Knock Against CSK

Mumbai Indians star all-rounder Kieron Pollard recently discussed the 219 run chase against CSK in IPL 2021 and how Pandya Brothers motivated him

Kieron Pollard-MS Dhoni

West Indies cricketer Kieron Pollard is known for playing aggressive knocks. He has the capabilities to send the ball over the boundary in any situation of the game. When the powerhouse Pollard is in the full mood he destroys the best of the best bowlers in the world.

Pollard with his remarkable knocks has helped his teams several times win the match from a losing situation. Pollard is a great asset for any team in the world he can play as a floater and can change the momentum of the game in just one over.

Kieron joined Mumbai Indians back in 2010 and had a very successful journey with the successful franchise. Pollard has delivered for the franchise whenever they demanded. The 34-year-old not only contributed to the batting side of things, but he has also equally contributed with the ball in his hand.

Meanwhile, The West Indies captain has been part of five IPL victories with the Mumbai Indians team. He recently talked about his mastery to deliver exceptional performance.

The 34-year-old addressed that Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya always encourage him to perform well in pressure situations. Talking about the thrilling battle between the top two IPL teams; MI and CSK. West Indies’ all-rounder stated that Pandya Brothers helped him to boost his confidence and play a match-winning knock. Pollard smashed 87 off 34 balls against CSK to chase down 219 runs, he was the main man in this remarkable chase.

“In the CSK game, Krunal Pandya got an opportunity at number four. A lot of people had been talking about his performance before and he kept on saying we’re going to get this. Hardik walks in, he tells he can smash it for a six, and we’re going to get this. That gives you double confidence,” Pollard said during a chat with Cricbuzz.

Ready to bat at any given position: Kieron Pollard

Talking about his bowling, Pollard said he doesn’t have great pace or swing but he bowls smartly and gets crucial breakthroughs.

“I’m an underrated bowler. I don’t have the pace, swing, or seam but I try to use the angles and bowl smartly. Sometimes when I come to bowl, the batsmen look at me as someone they want to go after, and that’s when I try to outsmart them,” the veteran explained.

The West Indies skipper also stated that he is ready to bat anywhere for his teams.

“When I look back and take everything into consideration, what has made Kieron Pollard? It’s what he has done according to the team’s requirements. So if I’m looking at number four, that might be for my selfish perspective. I bat wherever my team requires me to get the job done. If they want me to go up, I train my mind, practice, and wait for the opportunity so that I’m not in unfamiliar territory,” Pollard concluded.

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