In the 42nd match of IPL 2021, the battle between five-time champions Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings continues. In this match being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. His decision proved right and Punjab, adorned with star batsmen, lost the wickets of four of their leading batsmen before 50 runs. Star all-rounder Kieron Pollard was instrumental in putting Punjab in this trouble, who took the wickets of captain KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in the same over. With these two wickets, Pollard has made a big record in his name.
Pollard now holds the record for taking 300 wickets in T20 cricket. With this, Pollard has become the first player in the world to score 10,000 runs and take 300 wickets in T20 cricket. Before Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Sunil Narine, Lasith Malinga, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Shahid Afridi and Andre Russell have taken 300 wickets in T20 cricket.
Players with 10K runs + 300 wickets in T20s
1) Kieron Pollard
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— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 28, 2021
Apart from Pollard, Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Virat Kohli and David Warner have scored 10,000 or more runs in batting. Let us tell you that Pollard takes part in many T20 leagues around the world. Apart from Mumbai Indians, Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents, Cape Cobras, Dhaka Dynamites, Dhaka Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Melbourne Renegades, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, Somerset, South Australia, St Lucia Stars, Stanford Superstars, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad and Tobago teams. Apart from this, matches played by Pollard for the West Indies national cricket team are also included.