Windies all-rounder Kieron Pollard took to Instagram to inform about his father passing away on Wednesday. “I do know you are in a better place”. Taking to Instagram, Pollard shared a couple of pictures of him and his father including one with a Mumbai Indians jersey, posing with the IPL 2019 winners’ trophy. Pollard captioned the post as, “peacefully and gracefully .. #loveyoualways. Touched many hearts and souls. Will continue to make you proud. No more “tall boy”. I do know you are in a better place. #blessedandthankful”.
Kieron Pollard Available For Mumbai Indians In IPL 2021
Kieron Pollard will play the upcoming IPL for Mumbai Indians, despite losing his father just days before the big event. The franchise will play the IPL 2021 opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. Many players from the Mumbai franchise have landed in the city for the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar mourned the loss of Pollard’s father and shared his deepest condolences. “Just got to know about the demise of your father @KieronPollard55. My deepest condolences to you & all your family members in this hour of grief. May God give you the strength to overcome this loss,” Tendulkar tweeted.
Just got to know about the demise of your father @KieronPollard55.
My deepest condolences to you & all your family members in this hour of grief.
May God give you the strength to overcome this loss.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 24, 2021
Pollard was last seen in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. In one of the T20I games, he hit six sixes of Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya who incidentally also took a hat-trick in the same match.
Mumbai retained 17 cricketers from their squad for IPL 2020 and made some crucial additions to their squad to strengthen the rope. They roped in senior fast bowler from Australia Nathan Coulter-Nile as an alternative for Lasith Malinga, who has been the highest wicket-taker of the franchise in the history of IPL. He was also Mumbai’s biggest buy at 5 crores.
Among all the 14 matches, two of MI’s matches are day games against Rajasthan Royals on April 29 and Punjab Kings on May 13. They are the defending champions of the IPL title having won it in the UAE last year.
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