West Indies star Kieron Pollard is on incredible form. He is at his peak and he has been brilliant since the start of the 2017 Indian Premier League season.
Many did not expect this much from him, giving his recent performances against Pakistan and in the KFC Big Bash League. However, his top form has made Australian cricket legend Ricky Pontingterm him one of the best ever players of the T20.
The former coach praised the finishing ability of Ponting in the IPL after he West Indian star did an innings of70 from 47 balls in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. His teammate Mitchell McClenaghan labelled the extraordinary innings “one of the best I’ve seen.” The Mumbai star started the season with mixed fate but his display earned the admiration of the entire league.
“[Pollard and Rohit] are two of the best T20 players the game has probably ever seen. The thing I’ve always said about Pollard is ‘it doesn’t matter how many you need, if he’s in at the end with three or four overs to go, you can still always win’
“We had a game against the Sunrisers [in 2013] and I think we needed about 80-odd off the last five overs or so. Pollard was in and he got most of them all by himself. It was just incredible power hitting at the end,” Ponting said.
The coach added that the player times his run after identifying bowlers that he can “score heavily off.” He says Pollard can be “unbelievably dangerous” when he just does that.
On Rohit, Ponting said he scores all round and makes batting very easy. He labelled Rohit as “a bit more calculated” and “a bit more classy.”
Ponting coached Pollard in 2015 and 2016 where he watched the player deliver amazing performances.