West Indies captain Kieron Pollard retires from international cricket


Kieron Pollard Retirement: West Indies captain Kieron Pollard announces SHOCK RETIREMENT – The captain of West Indies’ ODI and T20I team, Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from international cricket through an emotional video. Follow live updates on InsideSport.IN.

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This news comes as a surprise for many, since Pollard was the current ODI and T20I captain of the West Indies side. With the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup being just around the corner, many expected Pollard to remain the leader until the end of this competition, but ‘Polly’ has opted to vacate his seat.

Kieron Pollard Retirement: West Indies captain Kieron Pollard announces SHOCK RETIREMENT from international cricket in emotional video – Watch

In the video uploaded on Instagram, the 34-year-old all-rounder said “After careful deliberation I’ve today decided to retire from international cricket. As is the case of many young persons it was a dream of mine to represent the West Indies team from the time I was a boy of 10 years and I’m proud to have represented West Indies cricket for over 15 yeas in both the T20 and ODI forms of the game.”

Kieron Pollard has played 224 international matches for West Indies
Kieron Pollard has played 224 international matches for West Indies

I can still vividly remember making my international debut in 2007 under the leadership of my childhood hero, Brian Lara. Wearing those maroon colours and playing alongside such greats has been a privilege that I never took lightly, soul in every facet of the game – whether bowling, batting or fielding,” he further added.

Kieron Pollard’s international career in numbers:

  • Pollard has played 123 ODI matches and 101 T20I matches for West Indies.
  • He has scored 2706 runs in ODI cricket and 1569 runs in T20I cricket.
  • He has also picked up 97 international wickets – 55 in ODIs and 42 in T20Is.
  • Pollard’s international career lasted fifteen years.
  • Interestingly, despite playing for such a long duration, Pollard has never played a Test match.
  • He is among the nine West Indian players to have scored 1000+ runs, picked up 50+ wickets and taken 50+ catches in ODI cricket.

Kieron Pollard Retirement: West Indies captain Kieron Pollard announces SHOCK RETIREMENT from international cricket in emotional video – Watch

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