IPL 2020: Kieron Pollard spoke approximately his bond with the Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal.© BCCI/IPL
Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal – are thick as thieves at the Mumbai Indians. They come in to bat separately in the line-up and share a near bond off the field as polite – Pollard says “there’s Hardik Pandya and then there’s the smarter Pandya.” Mumbai posted a video on social media that shows how Pollard and the Pandya brothers bond off and on the field and how Hardik’s infectious energy off the ground translates into on-field intensity.
“For us, the relationship that we have got off the field transcends on to the cricket field. We share probably the most same sort of sentiments. The type of people are we are with regards to just wanting to help and just enjoying the moment and being grateful and thankful for whatever possibility that is presented to us,” said Pollard.
The off-field camaraderie has translated into on-field form as Hardik has emerged as one of Mumbai’s key batsmen in the lower middle order this season as polite. He has scored 278 runs from 13 games at a strike rate of 182.89 with one fifty.
Pollard’s gone one up on Hardik this season, even if he has played two more games, scoring 259 runs from 15 matches at a strike rate of 190.44 with one fifty.
He has also picked up four wickets with his correct arm medium pace and has bowled some the most important overs at the death.
Krunal hasn’t clicked in addition to the other two but has been effective on occasions nonetheless. He has scored 108 runs from 15 games and picked up six wickets with his left-arm finger spin.
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