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Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from International Cricket

Kieron Pollard calls on his International Cricket Career after Serving West Indies Team for 15 Years

Posted Date: Apr 21, 2022

Posted By: Joy

Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from International Cricket
Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from International Cricket

Born in a poor family and raised by a single mother along with two younger sisters, Kieron Pollard aka Big Man really did start from the bottomand became one of the legendary cricketers the world has ever seen! This right hand batsman and bowler made the opposite team sweat with his yorkers and sixes. 

The player has been playing IPL 2022 in India. He is one of the most loved players of Mumbai Indians and the audience. The player bid farewell to International Cricket after making runs at an average of 25.51 and bowled at the economy rate of 8.33 in T20 internationals. He played his latest match for Mumbai Indians where he scored 25 runs against Lucknow Super Giants on 16th April, 2022.


The cricketer made his debut in cricket by participating in 2005 TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge. After that, he never looked back. He toured Pakistan as a part of West Indies U-19 Cricket team where he bagged top scorer position for the team in the first youth One Day International by scoring 53 runs from 49 balls. This performance made him selected in U-19 Cricket World Cup where he delivered an average performance.

The player then made senior debut in the T20 competition against Cayman Islands in 2006 where he took 6 wickets in one match and in the semi finals against Nevis, he made 83 runs from just 38 balls which included 7 sixes. Though he already made a great impression by his performance yet it was in 2006-07 where Trinidad and Tobago won KFC Cup beating Windward Islands, the player made sure that he remained in selectors’ mind and as a result of his stupefying bowling ability and amazing batting skills, he was chosen in provisional 30-man squad for upcoming World Cup Tournament which he quoted as “Dream Come True.” As the whole world knows now, that was just a step on the ladder.

The player then made his debut in ODI on 10th April,2007 in a match against South Africa. Since then, he has been one of the favourites of many franchises and also has never let them down. One of Pollard's best IPL moments was in 2019 where in a match against Punjab he smashed 83 runs which included 10 sixes and 3 fours from 31 balls and created dominance over the opposition and mummed his critics. 


Maintaining the exemplary standard of bowling and batting, the 34 year-old player has established many records under his name. 

  • Given the impeccable performance in 2009 Champions League T20 and Big Bash, Mumbai Indians picked him in a silent tie-breaker for an undisclosed amount after the bidding process had reached the highest limit of $750,000 making him the joint highest paid player in the 2010 IPL.
  • He was made captain of West Indies’ ODI and T20 International team in 2019.
  • In a match against Sri Lanka in 2021, Pollard stunned the audience by delivering 6 sixes in 1 over bowled by Akila Dananjaya and became 3rd batsman to do so in international cricket and 4th overall. 
  • Pollard who has never played any test match, is the first cricketer to play 500 T20 matches and first cricketer for West Indies to play in 100 T20 matches.