IPL 2021
IPL 2021: Watch: Kieron Pollard Indulges In Banter With KKR Bowlers Then Throws His Wicket, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Sep 23, 2021 10:05 pm
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Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are locking horns in the 34th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Kolkata Knight Riders registered an emphatic victory in their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore while Mumbai Indians got defeated by Chennai Super Kings in their previous game.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard made way for Rohit Sharma to lead the side, who is making a comeback in this game. Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bowl first while naming an unchanged playing XI.

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Mumbai Indians got off to a good start thanks to Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, who played fearlessly from the word go. But a floury of wickets put KKR back in control of the game.

Kieron Pollard came in the middle during the 15th over after De Kock’s dismissal. He is known for changing the game in the death overs and KKR had an uphill task to stop him. Prasidh Krishna was bowling beautifully and dismissed De Kock and Ishan Kishan in successive overs.

Krishna beat Pollard the next ball after Kishan’s dismissal and gave him a good stare. Pollard didn’t shy back and exchanged few words as well. When Krishna returned to bowl the last over of his spell, Pollard gave a fitting reply to him by smashing a six and a four.

See the video here;

Andre Russell bowled the next over, 19th of the innings, and got indulged in banter with Pollard. The two of them are known for banters in the past and this was yet another chapter in their rivalry. Pollard smashed another six.

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However, the highlight point of the over was Pollard’s hilarious leave. Russell dished a yorker just outside the leg stump. Pollard adjust his way and let the ball go under his legs by making a gate for it.

See the leave video here;

Pollard’s innings ended in the 20th over. He smashed a ball straight to the cover fielder and started running for a quick single. Eoin Morgan was quick to react and threw the ball to Lockie Ferguson, who dislodged the bails and caught Pollard short of his crease.

See how Twitter reacted to Pollard’s stay at the crease;