Veteran West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard is regarded as one of the toughest athletes in the game of cricket. Widely known for his power hitting skills, Pollard has also earned applause for his athleticism in the field. The 35-year-old Caribbean cricketer once again showcased his great presence of mind while fielding for Trinbago Knight Riders in an ongoing Caribbean Premier League on Thursday (September 1).
Pollard's brilliance in the field was evident in the 20th over of St. Lucia King's innings when Matthew Forde tried to clear an overpitched delivery off Jayden Seales over the long-on fielder. The Trinbago Knight Riders skipper, who was present at deep long-on, jumped to perfection to grab outstanding catch, but used sharp presence of mind to understand that he might land over the boundary. He threw the ball in the air, and flaunted his reflexes by jumping back inside the ground to complete the catch. Pollard's excellent effort in the middle earned him lot of applause from commentators and his teammates as well.
What a catch from Pollard!!!!pic.twitter.com/seypx9HpZp— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 1, 2022
Earlier, Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to field first as Roston Chase & Co. posted 143/9 in 20 overs of the game. Roshon Primus was the highest run-getter as he scored 38 runs, while Mark Deyal contributed with 35 runs. Akeal Hosein picked four wickets by conceding 13-runs in the innings, while Jayden Seales scalped couple of wickets. Sunil Narine and Anderson Phillip settled for a wicket each.
In response, Knight Riders had a devasting start as they lost Sunil Narine and Nicholas Pooran cheaply, with the score reading 19/2 after 3.1 overs. Tion Webster and Tim Seifert stepped up to put the Knight Riders back in the game, while skipper also contributed with 17 runs off 15 balls. St. Lucia bounced with quick wickets, but Phillip kept his nerves to seal the match with a six in the final over.