Kieron Pollard
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Former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard got to a huge landmark in T20 cricket while playing for London Spirit In The Hundred. He became the first and only cricketer to far to play 600 matches in T20 cricket. Behind him are players Dwayne Bravo (543 matches), Shoaib Malik (472), Chris Gayle (463) and Ravi Bopara (426). Out of Pollard’s 600 T20 games, 101 are for the West Indies National team.

Pollard has been playing T20 cricket ever since its inception and has played for various franchises and across global T20 leagues. He has represented Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL), Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League, Dhaka Gladiators and Dhaka Dynamites in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League, Trinbago Knight Riders in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) etc.

Pollard spoke about getting to this milestone after playing a key role in London’s win over Manchester Originals. He scored 34 off 11 balls with four fours and one six to take the team score to 160 / 6 in 100 balls.

Never Set Out To Play This Many Games: Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard The Hundred
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“It’s an achievement in itself, 600 games in any format. I’ve never set out to play this many games or to play this format for this period of time, but it’s something that came along and I’ve enjoyed it so far. Let’s see what happens as I go forward. I’ll continue to try and work hard and enjoy playing cricket with a smile on my face. As long as the body holds up, I’m going to see how long I can go” Pollard said to ESPN Cricinfo after the game.

Manchester Originals was bowled out for just 108 as they lost the game by a massive 52-run margin. Phil Salt top-scored with 36 as many of the Manchester batters were dismissed for single-digit scores. The team from London are topping the points table after two games with four points and a NRR of +2.976.

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Anshuman Roy

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