New Delhi. Former West Indies cricketer Kieran Pollard is celebrating his 35th birthday today. He has been the captain of the Windies in limited overs cricket. Recently he announced his retirement from international cricket. Currently, he is a part of Mumbai Indians in IPL. The Indian Premier League 2022 season has not been good for him. He is one of the most unsuccessful batsmen of Mumbai this season. He has struggled relentlessly with ball and bat. But today in the match against Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai’s team can win the match. There is a special reason for this.
The journey of this Caribbean player in the Indian Premier League 2022 was not good. Pollard has played 11 matches in IPL 2022 in which he could score only 144 runs. He failed to score a half-century in the current season. His best score was 25 runs. His failure also affected Mumbai Indians. This is the reason why Rohit Sharma’s team is the first to be out of IPL 2022. But today, May 12, is special for Pollard and Mumbai. In fact, on the day of Pollard’s birthday, the Mumbai Indians team has not lost a match in the IPL.
Mumbai Indians on Pollard’s Birthday
Kieran Pollard was associated with the Mumbai Indians team in the year 2010. Since then he is a part of this team. After joining Pollard in Mumbai, the team has played 3 matches so far on May 12. Rohit’s team was successful in registering victory in all these matches. In this way, May 12 is a lucky day for Pollard and Mumbai Indians. On the day of his birthday, the team of Mumbai Indians will play the match for the fourth time.
- On May 12, 2012, Mumbai Indians played the match for the first time on the day of Pollard’s birthday. In this match, he faced Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai beat KKR by 27 runs while performing well. Pollard did not get a chance to bat in the match.
- On May 12, 2014, the Mumbai team played the match for the second time on Pollard’s birthday. This time the Sunrisers Hyderabad team was in front. Mumbai, performing strongly in the match, defeated Sunrisers by 7 wickets. Kieron Pollard scored 6 runs in 7 balls.
When Mumbai won the title on Pollard’s birthday
May 12, 2019, is a very special day for Mumbai Indians and Kieran Pollard. This is the day when Mumbai Indians won the title on Pollard’s birthday. This thrilling title match played between the two teams won Mumbai on the last ball of the innings. In the final match, then Lasith Malinga dismissed Shardul Thakur to win the match for Mumbai.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2022, 07:36 IST