Flashback CLT20: Young Kieron Pollard’s Power Play

Arguably, Kieron Pollard is one of the most exciting cricketers in the world. When he gets going, his power-hitting is second to one. He absolutely murders the cricket ball. Pollard’s greatest strength is hitting big, and doing it from the moment he comes in. 

Here are the highlights of his breathtaking innings. This is brutal hitting. It’s like a massacre. Young Pollard has no mercy for any bowler, and he is just striking it BIG and clean. New South Wales’ bowlers are clueless. He his hitting the ball so hard that even the mistimed shots are going to distance.

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This night in Hyderabad in October 2009, was the night that changed Pollard’s life. When he came to the crease, Trinidad needed 80 from seven overs to beat New South Wales.  Pollard batted ruthlessly and finished with 54 off 18 balls after one of the most astonishing displays of hitting ever seen. Trinidad won with nine balls to spare.  And, this CLT20 game, changed Kieron Pollard’s life.

Pollard’s share price increased after this innings and the rewards started coming in. He got a call from the IPL, something I had wanted to Then a contract in Australia. Then an English contract..

At a time when the rewards for cricketers are greater than ever, Pollard towers above the field. Purely on the basis of his aggressive batting, he has become a millionaire despite never having played a Test match.


Kieron Pollard will play for Mumbai Indians in CLT20 2014, and Mumbai Indians and their fans will be hoping to see something similar to what he did in this match in 2009. Kieron Pollard is one of the most exciting cricketers in the world today. He is a a peerless entertainer, who entertains the crowd every single time he comes out to bat.


by The Cricket Lounge


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