Kieron Pollard fined for showing dissent at umpires’ decision
By Shruti - May 13, 2019 6:30 pm
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Though Mumbai Indians won the final game by one run against Chennai Super Kings, their all-rounder Kieron Pollard didn’t have a great outing in the game. He was fined 25 per cent of his match fees because he showed dissent to the umpire’s decision while batting. However, Mumbai chose to bat first after winning the toss. He had admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction as well. The incident took place during the penultimate over of Mumbai’s batting, where they were struggling to score big.

Kieron Pollard

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Pollard was struggling to score quickly which made him frustrated. Moreover, umpire Nitin Menon did not call the third ball as a wide ball in the final over bowled by Dwayne Bravo. That made the thing worst as he failed to score two deliveries. In response, Pollard threw his bat up in the air and in the next ball he stopped Bravo in the middle of his run up by shuffling away from the stumps. That made both the umpires – Ian Gould and Menon to talk to the batsman.

After that, Kieron Pollard managed to hit two consecutive boundaries in the final two balls and helped to put up a total of 149 for Mumbai Indians. Later they have won the game in a last-ball thriller.