Twitterati Went Berserk After Kieron Pollard’s Destructive Knock

Mumbai Indians were looking good with Rohit Sharma dictating proceedings in the middle, however, that domination quotient that can impact a T20 game was probably lacking until Pollard arrived at the crease. Despite Sharma striking the ball at a breezy pace, the heavy artillery was kept for the end.

As the previous game’s hero, Ishan Kishan was removed for 28, Pollard arrived at the crease and started throwing his bat around wildly. He started his blitzkrieg against a wily Ravi Bishnoi when he took out the spinner for a gigantic six over the long-on boundary. After Sharma fell, the onus boiled down to the broad shoulders of Pollard and newcomer Pandya.

Kieron Pollard announced his latent intentions with a cheesy nick off Shami, wringing out an easy boundary. The next one was smoked over the mid-wicket for the second boundary of the over. The last ball of the over was hammered to the ropes after Shami missed his yorker.

A very poor captaincy from Rahul saw him bringing Krishnappa Gowtham in the final over with two raging strikers of the ball in the middle. After Pandya dealt him for 7 from the first three balls, Pollard unleashed an unparalleled carnage on Gowtham.

The fourth ball of the over sailed to the stands over the long-off boundary as Pollard was in no mood to sit back and defend. The next delivery flew into the stands over the long-on as Pollard struck it mercilessly. The last ball of the innings sailed out of the stadium as Pollard clubbed it right over the bowler’s head to take Mumbai to a towering 191 for 4. Pollard stayed unbeaten on 47 from 20 balls.

Twitter exploded in excitement as they were dying to get a wondrous inning after two back to back boring matches.


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