Kieron Pollard has been a golden find for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far. The veteran Caribbean all-rounder has been one of the pillars of the franchise and that is one of the main reasons why Mumbai Indians have emerged as the most successful team of the tournament.
Be it batting, balling, or fielding, Kieron Pollard has always given it his all on the cricket field. That is one of the reasons why Mumbai Indians have stuck by his side over the years even when his performance went below standards. The risk has paid off it won’t be wrong to say that Mumbai Indians would have been a title short in the IPL if Pollard wouldn’t have been there.
On Tuesday, Kieron Pollard once again proved his worth on the field as he once again showed as to why he is one of the key members of the Mumbai Indians squad.
Watch: Kieron Pollard Grabs A Blinder To Send Jos Buttler Back To The Rajasthan Royals’ Dugout
Kieron Pollard did not get the chance to bat in the first innings for Mumbai Indians as they posted a giant total of 193/4 in their 20 overs without the Caribbean giant taking to the crease. Rajasthan Royals lost a lot of wickets in the first powerplay as they came out to chase a high total and were in all sorts of trouble. However, their only hope, Jos Buttler, was still on the crease and had smashed a half-century.
With Jos Buttler, smashing the ball out of the park, it always needed a very special effort from someone in the Mumbai Indians squad to get rid of the English wicketkeeper. At that moment, Kieron Pollard stepped up and took an absolute blinder of a catch on the long-on boundary to send back Buttler and end all the hopes of Rajasthan Royals coming back into the game.
Rajasthan Royals lost the game after a good team effort from Mumbai as this will be their third consecutive loss in the tournament after having started it on a high.
Watch the video of the catch here: