Bibhu Prasad Ray

He could torment opposition at will and he could take some outrageous catches on the field. Yes, you heard that right, Kieron Pollard was one of such players for Mumbai Indians. His contributions to the team’s success have been immense. He has played several key innings for Mumbai Indians and helped them win crucial matches from improbable positions. 

As Kieron Pollard celebrates his 37th birthday, let’s have a look at some of his memorable performances for Mumbai Indians.

60* Vs Chennai Super Kings (2013)

In the 2013 IPL final, Kieron Pollard managed to help Mumbai Indians where they were in trouble. His priceless innings of 60* helped MI to make a competitive score of 148 VS CSK at Eden Gardens. Later, MI bowlers did the damage to CSK by taking early wickets which helped Mumbai win its first IPL title. 

41* Vs Chennai Super Kings (2019)

Kieron Pollard yet again saved his team in the final of 2019. He along with Hardik Pandya stitched together a crucial partnership which helped Mumbai to get to 149 runs. Later, Lasith Malinga’s brilliance helped Mumbai to win their 4th IPL title. In the final, Kieron Pollard stood out for the team when they needed him the most.

87* Vs Chennai Super Kings (2021)

Mumbai Indians’ ever-dependable all-rounder Kieron Pollard was unstoppable against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. While chasing a mammoth target of 219, the West Indies star all-rounder produced a lightning-fast 34-ball 87*. He smashed six boundaries and eight maximums in the game. Pollard’s heroics made all the difference as MI clinched victory by four wickets.

60* VS Royal Challengers Bengaluru (2020)

In IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians were in deep trouble at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The Virat Kohli-led side had put up a total of 201 in that match. Later, a heroic 24-ball 60* from Pollard saw MI tie the game with RCB. He hit three fours and five sixes in that game. MI, eventually, lost in super-over to RCB.