Kieron Pollard, the West Indies white-ball skipper, announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday, though he will continue to freelance in private T20 and T10 leagues throughout the world. Pollard recently led the West Indies to a T20 World Cup 2021 qualifier and a home T20I series victory over England. His most recent international series was against India, which West Indies whitewashed in both the T20I and ODI series. The massive Trinidadian made his West Indies debut in 2007 and has since played 123 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 101 Twenty-Twenty-Innings (T20Is). He has 2706 runs in ODIs, 3 centuries, 13 half-centuries, and the highest score of 119. In 50-overs cricket, he has 55 wickets. Pollard excelled in T20Is, accumulating 1569 runs with a top of 75* and 6 fifties to his name. He is one of just a handful of T20I players to score six sixes in one over. He also has 42 wickets. Pollard’s 15-year tenure with the Men in Maroon comes to an end with his retirement from international cricket. He never played Test cricket for the West Indies and is still the player with the most ODI and T20I appearances without playing the five-day game.
Pollard sang a song during the post-match ceremony in his final International series. Pollard’s video of him signing off from international cricket with a song went viral on the internet, and Pollard once again provided joy to his supporters while departing from international cricket.
Check out the video here:
Kieron Pollard in his final international series in the Caribbean Islands 😆
Good way to sign off ✍️pic.twitter.com/Xpc6Lyw6Ld
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) April 20, 2022