Kieron Pollard Bids farewell to International cricket. The West Indies ODI and T20I captain finishes with 224 appearances, all in white-ball cricket
Kieron Pollard Retires From International Cricket
The West Indies Cricket all-rounder and Caption have decided to retire from all forms of international cricket yesterday. The 34-year-old Cricketer shared this news via an Instagram post from his account yesterday. In a heartwarming post, He talked about all the fun and adventure he had serving and playing for the Caribbean team. He debuted in 2007 playing in a maroon uniform. He will still continue to play T20 and T10 leagues around the world. In his post, he mentioned making a room for future young Generations.
Kieron Pollard’s Career
In their 15-year-long International Cricket Career, he had been part of the 2012 T20 World Cup-winning squad. The all-rounder is known for his smashing Innings. He is the third in the club of hitting six sixes in international cricket after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh. He scored that against Sri Lankan off-spinner, Dhananjaya De Silva. He also scored 5 sixes against Yuvraj Singh.
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Pollard is also very popular for his league career in IPL playing for Mumbai. He has been part of the franchise for so long and he assumes to continue. He is a feared T20 Cricketer around the world and there are good reasons for that. On the other hand, he has not done much good for his International Cricket Career Playing for West Indies.
Pollard, playing for West Indies has scored 2706 in 123 ODI matches. He has an average of 26 batting and in bowling, he has taken 55 wickets. He also scored 1569 runs in 101 T20 Matches with an average of 15 and took 44 wickets. He never played test cricket for West Indies Team. These achievements look small coming from the most feared T20 cricketer who played for 15 years. I guess the reason behind this could be his fancy to play in middle orders which only works in T20 cricket.
Why Kieron Pollard Announced Retirement?
I guess this could also be the reason he is stepping down early since he knows his numbers for international cricket look not so impressive. He is also hinted that it is time for youngsters to take his place instead.
Us fans of his six smashing innings will still be able to see him playing in IPL and other leagues of Cricket around the world. We wish him a fortune for his future endeavors and hope he will entertain us with his exceptional batting and bowling.