Kieron Pollard, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder, played a dazzling knock of 83 runs off just 31 balls on Wednesday to take his team over the line in a thrilling match against Kings XI Punjab, in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Chasing a target of 198, Mumbai Indians were able to win on the very last ball of the match, recording a victory by seven wickets. The team was down and out in the middle, but Pollard's innings staged a tremendous comeback for Mumbai.
After the innings of Pollard, many cricketers took to Twitter to express their excitement over the innings played by the West Indian.
"Surely not!!?!? Love the IPL!!! unreal from Polly," Danielle Wyatt, England Women's cricketer tweeted.
"POLLAAAAARRRRDDD well done big fella. That's Pollard special, @KieronPollard55 Enjoy your win brother. congratulations @mipaltan vs @lionsdenkxip well done @klrahul11 brilliant 100," Harbhajan Singh, current Chennai Super Kings spin-bowler tweeted.
"Well play big man was fun to watch! @kieron.pollard55," Andre Russell, KKR all-rounder posted on his Instagram account.
"Pollard Pollard Pollard !!'! Boht hard boht hard boht hard !!!!!! @KieronPollard55," Yuvraj Singh, current Mumbai Indians player tweeted.
Sharma was given a rest as he suffered a right leg muscle spasm during a training session on the eve of the match.
Mumbai Indians, with this win, have now moved to the third position in the league standings.
Mumbai Indians next take on Rajasthan Royals on April 13 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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