West Indies great Kieron Pollard has retired from the Indian Premier League. The all-rounder was with Mumbai Indians for 12 years and contributed to the team’s five titles.
He will work as a batting coach with the most successful franchise in the league. Hardik Pandya has paid tribute to his Polly.
“My Polly, I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor and friend. Playing alongside you on the field has been one of the best experiences of my career so far. Never a dull moment. I wish you the best for your new role,” said Pandya in his Instagram post.
“Knowing you the way I do, there is no doubt in my mind that you will succeed at your new role and continue to inspire another generation of fearless cricketers. Thank you for everything my brother, good luck and see you soon,” he said.
Pandya played a lot of match-winning innings with Pollard at the other end. He moved to Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022, leading them to their first IPL title in the maiden season.
Meanwhile, Pollard wanted to continue to play for a few more years but decided to hang up his boots after speaking with the MI management.