Mumbai Indians (MI) West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard said he was more impressed with his two wickets than his incredible 87 * shot against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 27e recently suspended Indian Premier League game (IPL 2021).
The match was played at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi and saw the main rivals clash on the striking beauty of the pitch. Rohit Sharma, the MI captain won the toss and chose to play first.
The decision came back to haunt them, as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) posted 218/4 in the 20 overs. Faf du Plessis (50 in 28 balls) and Moeen Ali (58 in 36 balls) set up a great platform for the following batsmen by adding 108 points for the second wicket.
Then came one of the best destructive shots overall as Ambati Rayudu slammed 72 * in just 27 balls with 4 fours and 7 sixes to his name, as CSK posted a massive total on the board. However, it was known that the total could prove to be insufficient as MI had world-class drummers.
However, none of those world-class batsmen were able to get past Kock’s Quinton 38, while Rohit Sharma (35) and Krunal Pandya (32) tried their best, but failed to keep the bowlers away. of the CSK. Then Kieron Pollard played what has been dubbed one of the best moves in Indian Premier League (IPL) history.
Despite all the points scored, I think I was most impressed with my two wickets with my bowling alley: Kieron Pollard
Pollard slammed a mighty and fierce 87 * in 34 bullets, hitting 8 sixes and 6 fours in his stroke at a strike rate of 255.83. The Mumbai Indians won the match with 4 wickets in hand on the last ball of the match and Pollard was named player of the match.
While his most talked about shot, Pollard said it was his bowling spell, in which he claimed the scalps of CSK opener Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina, that impressed him the most. .
“Someone had to get up and yes it was a good day for me from a cricket point of view. Despite all the points scored, I think I was most impressed with my two wickets with my bowling alley! For me, it’s just about getting the team over the line and doing what’s necessary ”. Pollard said in a clip released by MI on the occasion of his 34e birthday.
The five-time champion Mumbai Indians finished fourth in the points table when the 2021 IPL was suspended.