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WATCH: Pollard and Bumrah almost bang into each other

Dixit Bhargav

Pollard and Bumrah almost bang into each other

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:

Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Pollard below:

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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