The West Indian all-rounders have been the most charismatic overseas player in the Indian Premier League. With the likes of Bravo, Narine, Russell, and Pollard being successful in the IPL, they have given more priority to franchise cricket as compared to international cricket. The Mumbai Indians all-rounder Keiron Pollard has been playing the finisher role for the team for the past 10 years. His bowling has also been effective in crucial situations. Today, we will discuss the mankad attempt by the all-rounder in the Match 13 of IPL 2021.
The mankading incident of Ashwin and Buttler got viral in the IPL 2019 and all the bowlers have been using their advantage to give warning to the batsmen to stay at their crease until the bowler is delivered. In the match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, one such incident happened. It was the 10th over of the DC innings when Pollard was bowling and Shikhar Dhawan was at the non-striker end. The batsman was casually making his movement towards the other end, at the moment when the bowl was being delivered. Pollard immediately noticed and stopped to give a warning to Shikhar Dhawan about mankading him the next time.
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The Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is in sublime form in the Indian Premier League 2021 season. Since his return to Delhi Capitals in 2019, he has been terrific with the bat. In 2019, he scored 520 runs and amassed 620 runs in the IPL 2020 which included two consecutive centuries. In this season as well, he has been the best batsman for DC and has been leading the tournament’s highest run-scorer charts with 231 runs in 4 matches. In the match against MI, he became the first opener in the IPL history to score more than 5000 runs.
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