There is no stopping the beefy West Indian, Kieron Pollard, who has proved why he is touted as the badass of cricket. Kieron Pollard, who plays for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, is witnessed to have lost his temper on the ground in the past. The middle order basher did it again, this time in a Caribbean Premier League match between the Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Stars. In fact, he got into a verbal spat with the heaviest cricketer in the world, Rahkeem Cornwall. Now that is a selection at its best, the mighty picked another giant for a face-off.
Looking to chase a stiff 196, Stars’ batsman Cornwall took on Barbados bowling attack and pummelled a 44-ball 78 before getting retired hurt. Apparently, in the 16th over of the match, the bulky batsman was hit smack in the stomach by a Pollard snorter. As the pain was getting unbearable, he decided to leave in the 18th over due to pain. Pollard wasn’t impressed, in fact, he started fuming at Cornwall with gestures and taunted the batsman on his inability to continue with his game.
Earlier in the day, Dwayne Smith returned back in form with a maverick 103 off 65 balls, setting up the win. Apart from Smith, wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran too chipped in with 32 in just 20 deliveries while Christopher Barnwell remained unbeaten at 26.
Eventually, Barbados Tridents emerged victorious by 29 runs. This would keep them in a handsome position to make it to the later stages of the tournament.
Pollard was later charged under article 2.2.7 of the code, which deals with, “throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a player, team official, umpire, match referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during a match.”