Pandya Brothers Praise 'Big Man' Keiron Pollard
Author : Arti Sharma | Published On : 07 May 2021
After having a target of 219 runs to chase down, Mumbai Indians went on to win the match on the final ball against Chennai Super Kings by four wickets. Keiron Pollard played a blistering knock as he scored 87 from just 34 balls to take his team home as well. He was well supported in the middle by Krunal Pandya, and Hardik a bit, as their cameos also contributed to their win.
Pollard hit eight sixes and six fours in his knock. And, after the match ended, the Pandya brothers couldn’t restrict themselves from calling him – the GOAT. In a recent video, Hardik and Krunal are seen recalling the run chase. Hardik then asked about the thought process, when they had to chase down almost 100 runs in six overs and to which Krunal had a beautiful reply.
Krunal replied, “To chase this kind of a target, you need to have self-belief. We had no doubt that we (Pollard & I) would chase down the total. I still remember during the timeout, both of us had the belief that we could still win the match. Once again, special mention to Polly, people don’t talk about him that much, but for us he is the Greatest of All Time (GOAT). Not just this time, Pollard has done this kind of a chase so many times.”
Pollard single-handedly took Mumbai Indians to the win after CSK managed to put up a massive total on the back of Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu. After losing in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad early, both Ali and du Plessis showed their class before Rayudu’s onslaught helped them to post a huge total. All of them scored quickfire fifties as well.
O the other hand, later Hardik Pandya has shared when Pollard is the happiest.
“We have to tell everyone one thing. Pollard hits sixes from breakfast, but if he takes a wicket or bowls well, he becomes like a baby with candy. Also he is livid with himself when he goes for runs. He takes his bowling to his heart. In short, batting happens from head, whereas bowling happens from the heart for him,” he concluded.