‘Pollard can make any opposition jittery’
Mumbai Indians assistant coach Robin Singh feels that a player like Kieron Pollard is valuable to any T20 side as he has the ability to make any opposition jittery with his big-hitting prowess.
The big-bodied Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder hit six sixes in his 17-ball-51 to win a tricky match for Mumbai Indians against KKR with ease.
“What is really important that when you have someone like Pollard coming in at the backend and you have Jos Buttler just ahead of him, oppositions are never safe with any sort of score on the board. As you saw it’s just the question of one over in the game which changes the course of the game, people like Pollard actually you need to have in any team,” Robin, one among the innumerable number of support staff in defending champions dug-out told mediapersons after the match.
“His (Pollard’s) game has matured over the years (and) in the last season he played similar knocks like this right compared to initially when he came in. He can take the game right down till the end and he has understood the responsibility not just as somebody who can just strike the ball but actually somebody who is critical to the side. More importantly, it is sending jitters to the opposition,”
Robin also said that Pollard has worked hard on rehab programme to get fit in time for the IPL.