West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has retired from international cricket. The 34-year-old released a statement confirming the development on Instagram, after which cricketers, commentators and fans took to social media to congratulate the player.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar shared a photo of him and the Windies all-rounder and called him a “fighter” and a “challenger”.
Here is how the cricket fraternity reacted to Kieron Pollard’s retirement:
His Mumbai Indians teammate Jasprit Bumrah also paid tribute to Polly.
Meanwhile, Chris Gayle was shocked after knowing about Pollard’s decision.
“Can’t believe you retired before me, @KieronPollard55,” the ‘Universe Boss’ tweeted.
Cricket West Indies also released an official statement and thanked Kieron for his contribution.
“On behalf of everyone at CWI, I would like to thank Kieron Pollard for his outstanding service to the West Indies ODI and T20I teams over the past fifteen (15) years. We respect his decision to retire from international cricket. We are especially grateful for the high quality of leadership and commitment he invested in both West Indies teams since his appointment as our white-ball captain in September 2019. We wish him continued success in his career,” CWI President Ricky Skerritt said.
In 123 ODIs, he scored 2,706 runs and claimed 55 wickets. In 101 T20I appearances, Pollard accumulated 1,569 runs and dismissed 42 batters.