Kieron Pollard: The senior all-rounder from Mumbai Indians grabbed a near-unbelievable catch in a much-needed state of affairs in Abu Dhabi.
In the course of the twentieth match of the continuing thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard grabbed a freak catch at an important juncture within the match to dismiss Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler.
All of it occurred on the third supply of the thirteenth over when Buttler’s try of enjoying a giant shot in opposition to MI pacer James Pattinson put him in hassle. Eager to hit Pattinson for a six over long-on, lack of elevation got here in betwee Buttler’s need and execution.
Pollard, who was fielding at long-on, appeared prepared to leap excessive within the air to finish the catch. Nevertheless, the anti-climax lied in him fumbling the ball on the primary event to gather it along with his different hand within the second try.
Chasing a 194-run goal, Buttler was the one ray of hope for Royals particularly after their shambolic begin. Having opened the batting with Yashasvi Jaiswal (0), Buttler ended up scoring 70 (44) with the assistance of 4 fours and 5 sixes.
Pattinson, who’s has been an ready substitute for veteran bowler Lasith Malinga, picked his first wicket within the type of Buttler. Whereas Pollard didn’t get to bat tonight, it didn’t cease him from contributing on the sphere.
Kieron Pollard catch vs Mumbai Indians
How Twitterati reacted:
HA HA HA…. solely can take such catches persistently! 😋
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt)
I’ve simply heard very loud cheers performed in UAE for a horrible mistimed shot which went for no run and went straight to the fielder 😬
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion)
Two match altering, match successful catches from Anukul Roy and Kieron Pollard tonight.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi)
Pollard as batsman, bowler and fielder has been marvellous once more for . Unbelievable effort to dismiss Butler!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah)
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