Kieron Pollard Retirement: Pollard said he wanted to play for a few more years but decided to retire after talks with Mumbai.
West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has retired from the Indian Premier League. It is known that a recent report has surfaced that Mumbai Indians will release Pollard before this season’s auction. This is the first time that Pollard, who played for Mumbai for 12 years, has been released by Mumbai. Now he surprised everyone by announcing his retirement from IPL. Pollard wrote a lengthy post announcing his retirement. He said he wants to play for a few more years. But after talking to the Mumbai Indians management, he said that he has decided to retire.
Can’t play for any other team except in Mumbai – Pollard
In his post, Pollard said, “Changes are needed in the Mumbai team. I can’t play for Mumbai Indians now. “I will always be with Mumbai,” he said.
Pollard played his entire career with Mumbai. He scored 3412 runs in 171 innings. Pollard’s batting average in the IPL is 28.67 while his career strike rate stands at 147.32. With 16 fifties, Pollard is known as one of the best finishers in the league. Pollard, who has been the most consistent fixture in Mumbai’s playing XI for over a decade, was a major disappointment last season. He scored only 144 runs in 11 matches last season at an average of 14.40. His strike-rate during this time was also only 107.46.