IPL 2021: Twitterati roast MI’s Kieron Pollard for running even before Mohammad Shami released the ball- Kieron Pollard had an off day at the office on Friday. He could only manage 16 runs off 12 balls and failed to provide a late flourish with the bat as MI could manage 131/6 in their allotted 20 overs. In the match, the Mumbai Indians batsman ran past Shami before the ball was even delivered by the Punjab Kings pacer. Twitterati came down heavily on him for his error at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai following MI’s 9 wickets loss to PBKS.
IPL 2021: Twitterati roast MI’s Kieron Pollard for running even before Mohammad Shami released the ball
Kieron Pollard started running even before the ball was released from Mohammad Shami’s hand. pic.twitter.com/dfzUXzN9x6
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 23, 2021
He was warning d batsman ?!! Like he’s gonna run him out ..
I was saying d same if Pollard complains after being runout then we should say Preach n practice?!
He was in the crease n started running right at the time shami is ready to release(presence of mind?).. watch from 23.. https://t.co/hPF4rAxAH6
— Karthik Rao (@Cric_Karthikk) April 23, 2021
— Paul Watson (@paulmwatson) April 23, 2021
If only people didn’t Character Assassinated Ravi Ashwin when he did, other players wouldn’t hesitate to do it too.
Experienced Player like Pollard don’t know what they are doing ? You want warning for this ? He knows they can’t run me out, so lets take the benefit. https://t.co/blW8iShcwH
— Andy. (@WeBleedBlue007) April 23, 2021
This is not the first time such an incident has occurred. But the last time, Pollard was the bowler and Shikhar Dhawan was at the receiving end for walking way before the ball was delivered. With bowlers held responsible for dismissing or Mankading the batter on the non-striker end for such an act, many cricket fans have asked for a rule to penalise the batsman if he repeats the mistake.
In the match, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle guided Punjab Kings to a comfortable nine-wicket win over Mumbai Indians.
A spirited bowling performance restricted Mumbai Indians to 131/6 in their allotted 20 overs despite skipper Rohit Sharma’s 63-run knock. In the last five over, Punjab just gave 34 runs and picked four wickets. For Punjab, Bishnoi and Shami picked two scalps each.
In reply, a half-century from Rahul and Gayle’s 43-run knock helped Punjab Kings to win the game with 14 balls to spare. Chasing 132, openers Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave a flying start to the side as they amassed 45 runs in the first six overs.