Pollard and Bumrah almost bang into each other: Following his action, Windies’ all-rounder has received a lot of flak from the fans.
During the second T20I of the ongoing Windies’ tour of India at Lucknow, Windies’ all-rounder Kieron Pollard and India’s pacer Jasprit Bumrah were almost involved in a brawl. Thankfully, Pollard’s actions didn’t spoil the manner in which the match was progressing.
It happened on the fourth delivery of the 11th over when Pollard’s mis-timed pull off a quick Jasprit Bumrah delivery saw him scooping the ball into the air towards the bowler.
While Bumrah ran towards the ball to catch it, Pollard was seen walking the long walk back to the pavilion. Apparently, the moment he hit the ball, he started to take the long walk back to the pavilion. With his head down, he lost sight of the ball. As a result, he almost bumped into just when he was going to catch the ball.
For the better of everyone, Bumrah grabbed the catch even with Pollard and his hands-in-the-air posture extremely close to him. Had the catch been dropped, Pollard’s act would have been criticised by cricket fans irrespective of him doing it intentionally or not.
With the dismissal of Pollard, Windies had lost half their side on 68 in the 11th over. Pollard ended up scoring 6 (11) with the help of one four.
Apparently, Pollard, Bumrah and India captain Rohit Sharma play for the same franchise (Mumbai Indians) in the IPL (Indian Premier League).
India ended up winning the match by 71, a victory which gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Having scored his record fourth T20I century, Sharma was adjourned the ‘Man of the Match’.
Watch the full video of the Pollard-Bumrah incident below:
— Mushfiqur Fan (@NaaginDance) November 6, 2018
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Pollard below:
Pollard just ended his MI journey. No one touches Bumrah.
— Jitender Singh (@j_dhillon6) November 6, 2018
Kieron Pollard is very-very upset 😂😂😂Pant is like “Bhai, du kya isko?” pic.twitter.com/Ir8hAkhUKO
— This is HUGE! (@ghanta_10) November 6, 2018
Assuming it was an accident the least he can do is put a hand up in apology?
Strange behaviour pic.twitter.com/CsWJ6FKpF4
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) November 6, 2018
— Mridul (@Mridul20283451) November 6, 2018
Kieron Pollard & David Miller are 2 of the most overrated players of the T20 era #INDvWI
— Ahmer Nazir (@iAhmer) November 6, 2018