Kieron Pollard ready to bat at any position
Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who starred for MI by smashing 57 off 38 balls during the Pepsi Indian Premier League match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Saturday said he is ready to bat at any position for the team
Mumbai Indians have faced criticism for not promoting Pollard higher than the No 6. “I can feel that some times. I do not know about the other players but I have a job to do as a player,” Pollard said after MI’s nine runs win against CSK.
“Management staff pick the team for situations. As a team player I have to back myself to the situations thrown at me. I take the opportunity as it comes. If you do not grab the chance you do not back yourself. It was just a matter of taking to the situation and taking the opportunity,” he added.
Pollard said Chennai wicket was a good track to bat on. “I made myself good to bat at that situation. The situation was demanding that I should stay on and bat, which I tried to do. To me the wicket was good and there was dew factor but it tended to slow down at times. You have to bowl in right areas. Obviously, I had some work to do in finishing up the overs. To me it is a good wicket.”
Pollard also pulled off a stunning catch at the boundary to dismiss CSK skipper MS Dhoni in the first ball of the 20th over which resulted in Chennai’s loss.