IPL 2018: Kieron Pollard Hits at Reporters for Questioning His And Team’s Poor Run

Shubro Mukherjee / 17 April 2018
Kieron Pollard, IPL 2018

We have to get one more wicket: Kieron Pollard

Mumbai Indians‘ marquee all-rounder, Kieron Pollard, recently lashed out at reporters questioning his and the team’s recent form.

The defending champions lost all three matches in the tournament they played so far. All three defeats came in the last-ball of the match.

Pollard, who was retained by Indians using the Right to Match (RTM) Card, reckons the team is not deflated by the recent losses and sarcastically asked the reporters to give their inputs which Mumbai can apply to break their losing streak.

Kieron Pollard IPL 2018
Kieron Pollard believes Mumbai needs to take ten wickets to win the game against RCB.

Three games in a row we have lost in the last over. If you guys have any idea to tell us how to get over the line, if it happens again, you guys obviously know a lot of cricket, so give us an idea of what to do,” Kieron Pollard suggested during a press conference.

Further, the Trinidadian star Pollard claimed that the team needs to cross the finishing line and that they had few hard talks regarding the same.

We have to get one more wicket: Pollard

I don’t think we are down right now. If we were down right now, we should be home. We have got over that. We have had conversations going,” Pollard continues.

Mumbai Indians cricketers Rohit Sharma (2nd L) Jasprit Bumrah (L) and Mayank Markande (R) celebrate the wicket of Yousuf Pathan. Credits: AFP PHOTO

We had talks at different levels where we need to go forward and actually try and finish off those games,” added the T20 legend.

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Even though Indians lost all three matches in this stage of the tournament, their net run-rate is still better than Rajasthan Royals, RCB, and Daredevils. This is due to MI’s loss by one-wicket against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Two of those matches were (after grabbing) nine wickets. So we have to get one more wicket – that is one area to improve,” the 30-year old West Indian reflects.

Rohit Sharma captain of the Mumbai Indians and Evin Lewis of the Mumbai Indians. Photo by: Vipin Pawar / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

When asked about his lack of contribution in the three matches, Kieron Pollard affirmed that he is not bothered a bit about it.

For me, I’m not bothered. As any cricketer, if you do not perform, you’re dropped. You look at these three games. One game I didn’t bat. The second game, we were in a difficult position. And the third game, these things happen,” concluded Kieron Pollard.

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