Mumbai Indians suffered their second Tremendous Over loss this season, taking place to Kings XI Punjab on Sunday after a historic IPL sport on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium. Whereas the sport was stuffed with twists and turns, Kieron Pollard, addressing the post-match presentation, additionally stunned the Mumbai Indians followers. When requested about Rohit Sharma’s absence, the West Indian revealed that the Mumbai Indians skipper was “not feeling properly” so he was requested to talk on his behalf. “I used to be advised that he is (Rohit) not feeling properly and are available and do the duties for you guys and have a dialog and we’ll see what occurs. I’m not certain what is the end result of it,” Pollard mentioned after the match.
Whereas Pollard was saying this, Mark Nicholas, the commentator, joked that “we would not blame if he merely could not face it in spite of everything”. To which Pollard replied: “No it isn’t about not going through. He’s a fighter”.
Pollard, who was at his explosive finest through the regulation play, scoring a 12-ball unbeaten 34, wasn’t despatched out to bat within the first Tremendous Over, with Rohit and Quinton de Kock taking priority over the West Indian.
Chasing a modest complete of simply six runs, the 2 openers did not hit a single boundary after Mohammed Shami nailed his yorkers and took the sport to a different Tremendous Over after proscribing them to five/1.
Talking about this on the post-match press convention, the big-hitting West Indian all-rounder mentioned that it was the workforce administration’s name and they’re those who resolve who will come out to bat when.
“Clearly there are decision-makers to make the choice, we will take a look at these issues and say that is the place we misplaced the sport however we performed an excellent sport of cricket,” mentioned Pollard.
When Pollard did lastly come out to bat within the second Tremendous Over, he smashed a 4 and virtually cleared the fence to present his workforce a extra affordable complete of 12 runs to defend.
Nonetheless, Pollard’s countryman Chris Gayle smashed a six of the very first ball, whereas Mayank Agarwal struck back-to-back boundaries to get Kings XI Punjab over the road, with two balls to spare.
With this loss, Mumbai Indians misplaced the chance to topple Delhi Capitals from the highest of the factors desk. They’ll subsequent face Chennai Tremendous Kings on Friday.
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