New Delhi. Former West Indies captain Kieran Pollard’s performance in IPL 2022 was poor. He was not able to show any special feat with neither the ball nor the bat. This also affected his team Mumbai Indians and the five-time champion team could not reach the playoffs. Due to his poor performance, Pollard came under the target of former Indian batsman and commentator Akash Chopra many times. Akash openly criticized Pollard on several occasions. Now after the end of the league, Pollard also tweeted tagging Akash, in which he wrote that “Hopefully the fan base and followers will increase..keep going like this”..However, after a while, Pollard tweeted Tweet deleted.
Now the reason why Pollard had tweeted this while tagging Aakash Chopra, is not clear. But, it may have a connection to Chopra’s criticism for Pollard’s poor performance in IPL 2022. Actually, Akash had raised questions about Pollard’s performance in IPL 2022, not on one, but on several occasions. Pollard scored 144 runs in the 15th season of IPL at a strike rate of 107. At the same time, he was able to take only 4 wickets in the whole season. For this reason, Mumbai Indians stood last in the points table.
Kieran Pollard made a tweet tagging Aakash Chopra, in which he has taunted the former Indian batsman. (Kieron Pollard twitter)
Pollard played last season for Mumbai: Akash
Chopra had said in a video shared on his YouTube channel after Mumbai Indians’ embarrassing performance, “This could be Pollard’s last season with the Mumbai team. I think Mumbai Indians will release Pollard. They can also leave out Murugan Ashwin (Rs 1.6 crore). I am not sure about Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 1.3 crore) but he can definitely say goodbye to Tymal Mills (Rs 1.5 crore).”
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Questions were raised on giving Pollard the opportunity repeatedly
Earlier, Akash had raised questions about Pollard being given repeated chances despite his poor performance in IPL 2022. Then he said, “Kieron Pollard should be dropped and Dewald Brevis should be given his place.” Pollard is unable to score runs. His bowling may be useful for Mumbai Indians. But, Pollard has not been kept in the team just for bowling. So I guess it’s time to say bye-bye to Pollard.”
Tags: Aakash Chopra, IPL 2022, Kieron Pollard, Mumbai Indians
June 02, 2022, 09:17 IST