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After the terrible campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World 2021, the West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has said that they will have a post-mortem of the things that went wrong for them.

West Indies entered the tournament as favourites to win the T20 World Cup. However, they faced a crushing defeat at the hands of England in the first match, in the second game they lost to South Africa, they won the 3rd game against Bangladesh and faced a defeat against Sri Lanka in the 4th match, and they are already out of the semi-finals race.

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During the post-match press conference, there was a lot of talk about the age of the players in the World Cup squad.

We can look at age, we can look at mobility; we can look at everything in a negative light or whatever. We have to face the fact that we weren’t good enough, so I’m not going to sit here and blame all those factors.

“We (will) sit back and have a post-mortem as to what actually went wrong. But you know, some of these guys in all honesty have still performed around the world, and yes, as I said, we were disappointed,” Pollard talking about this said.

The West Indies skipper said that the team were disappointed after the performance and the players have not done “justice to their talents”. Kieron Pollard said:

For us, I keep saying we are disappointed and guys have not performed and guys have not done well and guys have not done justice to their talents and we have not done justice as a West Indies team”.

I Have No Intentions Of Not Playing International Cricket – Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard and Temba Bavuma
Kieron Pollard and Temba Bavuma (Credit: Twitter)

Talking about his retirement, Pollard said that he has no plan to quit international cricket anytime soon, and he has a lot of “mileage” in his legs.

Unless you are part of the decision that is going to get rid of me or fire me or retire me, as I stand right now, I have no intentions of not playing international cricket. One tournament or a couple of bad games don’t make a summer.

“For me personally, there’s a lot of mileage in my legs other than an individual. There are people in the front scenarios who make decisions and I can’t, when it comes to that question, I can’t make that decision,” he elaborated.

Kieron Pollard feels that there is a tendency to blame things and make some changes in the team after things go bad.

But again, we have a tendency as things go badly, the easiest thing for us to do is look for things to blame and chop and change and do different things,” he added.

West Indies Captain was asked why the team West Indies had an extremely poor outing in the tournament despite his best efforts. To which Pollard replied by saying that “you can carry the horse to the river, but you can’t force them to drink”.

We train hard. We put in the work. We have conversations, all right. But you still have to go out and perform. And we have not been good enough. And it’s as simple as that. As we say in the Caribbean, you can carry the horse to the river but you can’t force them to drink.

“When guys are batting out there, or myself is batting out there, it’s myself and my teammates against that white kookaburra, and we have not been able to come out of trouble and we have not been able or we have not been smart enough in the front scenarios, and that’s what it is,” Kieron Pollard elaborated further.

Kieron Pollard and Aaron Finch
Kieron Pollard and Aaron Finch (Credits: Twitter)

West Indies will next lock horns with Aaron Finch-led Australia in their last Super 12 game on Saturday.

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