With the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) suspended until 15 April, fans will have to wait a little longer to witness the thrills that have made it one of the most-watched league around the world.
The problem of Coronavirus may enforce the authorities to suspend the league indefinitely, which would be heartbreak for cricket fans.
However, until the cricketing action returns, we can always look back at the illustrious history of the cash-rich league.
In the IPL, franchises rely heavily on overseas players, as they are expected to make an instant impact. This is the reason why overseas players are bought and sold frequently in the auction between teams.
Having said that though, there are a few players who have been loyal to just one franchise in their entire IPL career.
Here are three overseas players who’ve played for just one team in their entire career:
3) Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard has been a mainstay in the success of Mumbai Indians (MI) down the years. He joined the Nita Ambani owned outfit in 2009 and has been with them ever since. Various auctions came and went by, but both parties remained loyal to each other and it’s fair to say that they have been a winning combination so far.
The 32-year-old West Indies player has a wealth of experience, having played in 148 IPL matches till date. He has scored 2755 runs, with an average of 28.7 and a strike rate of 146.78. And that’s not all, the all-rounder has further picked up 56 wickets for the Indians, with an economy of 8.86.
Pollard is a specialist in T20I cricket, having played the highest number of matches in the format, 501 to be exact. Without a doubt, the West Indies skipper will be raring to lead Mumbai’s title charge, once the IPL 2020 kicks off.