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Breaking: Keiron Pollard announces retirement from International Cricket

The Carribbean Allrounder has become now a specialist T20 player and features in many leagues including IPL, Bigh Bash, CPL and many more

West Indies limited-overs skipper Keiron Pollard has announced his retirement from International Cricket with immediate effect on Instagram on Thursday. The explosive allrounder played his last series against India in February 2022. However, it would be a forgettable series for him as the hosts managed to whitewash WI both in the ODI and T20 series. Mumbai Indians have been the second home for the Big man from the initial years of IPL itself. He has changed the fate of many games for MI.

Breaking: Keiron Pollard announces retirement from International Cricket

“I can still vividly remember making my international debut in 2007 under the leadership of my hero, Brian Lara Wearing those maroon colours and playing alongside such greats has been a privilege that I never took lightly, soul in every facet of the game – whether bowling, batting or fielding.”

Pollard released the statement on Instagram

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An Elaborate Yet Underachieved Career

Breaking: Keiron Pollard announces retirement from International Cricket

Pollard made his ODI debut back in 2007. Having a 15-year long international career, Pollard has made only 2706 runs averaging just above 26. He took 55 wickets from 123 ODIs. Being a feared T20 specialist around the globe and having featured in major cash-rich leagues, for West Indies in T20I he has 1569 runs from 101 matches at an average of over 25. He also took 44 wickets.

While the apex of his international career would be hitting six sixes of Akila Dananjaya in a T20I. Pollard became the third to do so after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh. He was a part of the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup-winning West Indies squad. He never played Test cricket.

Reaching 35 this year, Pollard’s decision came after hefty bio bubble rules being followed in international cricket. Post covid, life hasn’t been easy for anyone. Pollard knows the time he’s got in T20 cricket and currently is planning according to it. Keiron featuring in various T20 leagues which makes it a tougher job for him to hang in between the twin roles. With bio bubble troubles and quarantines, it becomes really hard for cricketers to maintain a sane mental state.

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