Kieron Pollard was kept on by the Mumbai Indians for the price of INR 6 crores prior to the IPL 2022 auction. However, he was only able to score 144 runs for the team, with an average of 14.40 and a strike rate of 107.46. Harbhajan Singh, a former spinner for the Mumbai Indians, is of the opinion that the franchise should let Kieron Pollard go before the auction for the IPL 2023. Particularly noteworthy are the five-time defending IPL champions,
In 2010, Mumbai Indians signed the West Indies star cricketer after pursuing him for more than a decade. Since that time, he has been an essential member of the team; nevertheless, his play during the previous season was exceedingly subpar.
In the previous season, Pollard only contributed 144 runs for the team, with an average of 14.40 and a strike rate of 107.46. Despite this, MI decided to keep him for a price of INR 6 crores in advance of the IPL 2022 auction.
By the 15th of November, each of the ten IPL clubs will have to hand in their final retention list, and Harbhajan Singh is of the opinion that it will be difficult for the side to make the choice to release Pollard if they do so.
“To tell you the truth, I don’t see the Mumbai Indians being able to get rid of Kieron Pollard without a lot of trouble. He’s been a regular there for a good number of years. However, it is true that there are occasions when you have to make some difficult decisions, and it’s possible that this is one of those instances.
They need to move on, form a team that will carry them through the next four to five years, and look for someone who can replicate the success that Pollard has had over the course of his career “During an appearance on the Star Sports show titled “Game Plan – IPL Retention Special,” Harbhajan stated the following.
“Yes, they have Tim David, who is capable of doing a job that is comparable to that one, and of course, Cameroon Green is another Australian who is participating in the auction. I believe that they will be looking at him with a view toward making him a part of the Mumbai organisation. It is inevitable that it would be a challenging decision; nonetheless, at some point in time, you will have to make decisions like this “he added.