In the latest developments in IPL, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard has called it a day after being a part of the franchise since the 2010 season. Pollard has won 5 IPL titles with MI team and has emerged as one of the top players of the league, since its start.
Pollard has been part of the IPL tournament since the 2010 season when he was signed by Mumbai Indians. He has played 189 IPL matches in which he has scored 3412 runs at an average of 28.67 and picked 69 wickets with an economy of 8.79.
He has been a match-winner on many occasions for Mumbai Indians and with time became a key player for the team. The void left by Pollard will be hard to fill due to his skills and also due to absence of a key all-rounder player.
Understanding the changing dynamics of the game, Pollard has expressed his feelings through a social media post. He said, “It hasn't been the easiest decision to make as I will keep playing for a few more years, but I understand that this incredible franchise which has achieved so much needs to transition and if I'm no longer to play for MI then I cannot see myself playing against MI either.”
Kieron Pollard has accepted the team’s proposal to be the batting coach for the Mumbai Indians young batters and he will be part of the playing squad in the MI Emirates in the upcoming IL20 league in UAE.
The team couldn’t perform well in the last season in which Pollard scored 144 runs and picked 4 wickets. After the average performance, the team management decided to release a few players including Pollard, in order to have a transition of the squad.