The Trinidadian all-rounder Keiron Pollard who is also the captain of one of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) teams named Trinbago Knight Riders was not happy with the umpire’s decision in the latest match against St. Lucia Kings. The Mumbai Indians vice-captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the best all-rounders in world cricket.
The 34-year-old Trinidadian was unhappy with the umpire as he denied Trinbago Knight Riders a wide ball in the match against Faf du Plessis’s St. Lucia Kings which was played on Tuesday, August 31 at Warner Park, Basseterre. Kieron was at the non-striker’s end when the umpire decided to call it a ball that went far away from the batsman.
The New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert was at the striker’s end and faced the delivery which was way outside the wide line. The ball was so far that Seifert also got down while playing it. Later he and the Trinbago captain, Kieron complained to the umpire about why it was not given a wide ball. The umpire didn’t change his decision and Kieron who was standing at the non-strike move away from the umpire and stand in the line of the leg Umpire. Keiron did this as a silent protest against the umpire. Despite that, Trinbago won by 27 runs against St. Lucia Kings in this match.
– @WahabViki bowled a Clear Wide Ball
But Umpire termed it as Legal Delivery 🤷♂️@KieronPollard55 moved towards the mid-wicket for a silent protest 🤭
— Cricset.pk (@cricsetpk) August 31, 2021
It was not the first time that Keiron Pollard protested against the umpire’s decision. The 34-year-old did something similar in the IPL season 12 final match against Chennai Super Kings. He got angry with the umpire’s decision when he didn’t give him a wide ball. After the decision, Pollard threw his bat in the air and also refused to play the next ball. However, with his exquisite batting performance in this match, Mumbai Indians won their 4th IPL title in the year 2019.