Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

West Indies giant Pollard celebrates 300 T20 scalps


West Indies giant Kieron Pollard says getting to 300 wickets in Twenty20 cricket will remain special after he got Indian Premier League champions back to winning ways.

Pollard took two key wickets and hit an unbeaten 15 off seven balls as Mumbai beat Punjab Kings by six wickets on Tuesday to revive their title defence.

The 1.96 metre (6ft 5ins) all-rounder became the first player in history to achieve 300 wickets and 10,000 runs in T20 and said it should be an “important” boost for bowlers.

“Bowlers are a bit underrated,” Pollard said on hitting the landmark with his medium-pace bowling.

“For me you are just supposed to do what the team requires. As an individual, I know what I can do in all the facets of the game, and whenever I get the opportunit­y just try to do my best.” The West Indies limited overs captain sent back bighitting T20 teammate Chris Gayle and then made Punjab captain K.L. Rahul his 300th victim.

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Kieron Pollard (File Photo)

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