Kieron Pollard stood far away from the umpire as he protested a decision over a wide ball.© Twitter
Kieron Pollard has had his own ways of protesting umpire’s decisions while he is on the field. He has been seen taking the field with his mouth taped off on one occasion and standing at the edge of the pitch while taking guard on another during the Indian Premier League. At a Caribbean Premier League match on Tuesday, Pollard, playing for Trinbago Knight Riders, protested the on-field umpire’s decision by walking away from his position at the non-striker’s end and standing wide of the square, at a position where a conventional short mid-wicket would be.
Pollard’s dissent was evidently focused on a conveyance from St Lucia Kings’ Wahab Riaz to TKR batsman Tim Seifert that was considered a lawful conveyance after it pitched wide outside off stump and Seifert needed to extend full-length as he attempted to go after the ball.
Both Seifert and Pollard looked frustrated at the umpire not considering it wide and Seifert was even seen connecting energetically with the umpire.
Pollard, in any case, didn’t let out the slightest peep and just got strolling far from the authority until he had kept a huge separation and seemed to have prepared himself for the following conveyance.
The on-field tricks to the side, Pollard and Seifert added 78 runs for the fifth wicket as TKR posted 158 for 7 in the wake of being placed in to bat by St Lucia Kings.
Pollard’s 41 off 26 and Seifert’s 37 off 25 aided TKR post an all out that ultimately demonstrated out to be 27 runs such a large number of for St Lucia, as they were limited to 131 for 7 in their 20 overs.
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