Before the start of this year’s Indian Premier League, Kieron Pollard was released from the squad. The West Indies all-rounder was immediately asked to be the coach of Mumbai Indians. After a horrific performance last year, Mumbai Indians has appeared to be a bit better this year but the team certainly misses the match-finishing ability of Kieron Pollard. Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh after the team’s recent performances calls the former player the backbone of the team.

Mumbai Indians lost a close finishing game against Lucknow SuperGiants. The loss created an issue with them finishing in the top 2 positions. The team’s middle order has been below average this year, despite having big names like Cameron Green, Tim David, and others on the side, they are still sailing in the uncertainty of the playoff qualification. In a recent discussion, Harbhajan Singh praised Kieron Pollard calling him a match-winner.

Kieron Pollard was a great player and the backbone of Mumbai Indians: Harbhajan Singh

“Kieron Pollard Was Backbone of Mumbai Indians,” Says Harbhajan Singh

“Pollard was a great player and the backbone of Mumbai Indians. Even if the match was out of hands but till he was present at the crease, there was a belief that he can make things possible which looked impossible. He was our Dhoni who could exert pressure on any bowler while he batted,” Harbhajan Singh said. The veteran spinner had shared a dressing room with the West Indies legend and recalled his favorite memory of him.

“I bowled the ‘Doosra’ and he smashed it straight while playing on the back foot. Pollard jumped and grabbed it in one hand and then went out, threw the ball up in the air, and again dived in to take the catch,” he added. Speaking about Mumbai Indians, they have only one match left against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mumbai Indians’ qualification will depend not only on their performance but also on the results of the remaining games of RCB, RR, and KKR. In his IPL career, Kieron Pollard made some jaw-dropping catches while playing great deep-field defense. Many players were taken aback by his reach as they failed to clear the big man with the ball as they attempted to score beyond the boundary ropes. Pollard has played 189 games for Mumbai Indians, he has 3412 runs and 67 wickets to his name.

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