Kieron Pollard Announces Retirement from International Cricket -West Indies white-ball skipper, all-rounder Kieron Pollard has announced retirement from international cricket on Wednesday though he will continue to play in T20 and T10 Tournaments across the globe.
He made his debut in One Day International in 2007 under the leadership of Brian Lara. And he played his last series against India, a country which has become his second home due to his long association with MI.
“Hi all, after careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from international cricket. It was a dream of mine to play for West Indies since I was a 10-year-old boy and I am proud to represent the West Indies for over 15 years in T20 and ODI format of the game,” Pollard announced on his official Instagram page.
Kieron Pollard bids farewell with 2706 runs under his belt in 123 ODIs, including three hundred and 13 fifties.
He has a better record in the shortest format with 1569 runs in 101 games at a strike rate of 135.14.
Pollard also has 97 international wickets to his name. He has always desired to play Test cricket with a good first-class record but was never considered.
He did have his problems against slower bowlers and later as the teams did their homework, the wide yorker would be effectively used to stop his exploits.
While the highlight of his international career would be hitting six sixes of Akila Dananjaya in a T20I — third to do so after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh. He was a part of the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup-winning West Indies squad. He never played Test cricket.
“As I move on and make room for those who will carry the game forward in West Indies colors. Know that I will always be supported in whatever way I can. It is with profound gratitude for living my dream that I now raise my bat in salute to all that is West Indies cricket.”
Meanwhile, Kieron Pollard will continue to play in franchise cricket across the globe. He is currently plying trade for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing IPL 2022.
The five-time IPL champions have had the worst start. Lost all the first six games to languish at the bottom of the points table.
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