West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard announced retirement from International cricket on Wednesday (April 20). He announced it via Instagram video.
He will keep on playing franchise cricket, currently being part of the famous franchise Mumbai Indians. He is unable to find rhythm till now for Mumbai Indians and MI now would hope their veteran comes back into form.
Pollard had not a stable connection with the West Indies cricket board. But finally, he was rewarded the white ball captaincy in 2019 and was doing the role fantastically since.
In December 2014, however, he was dropped out of the West Indies ODI squad ahead of a series in South Africa. Following a dispute between Cricket West Indies and the players’ association about payment systems, he, along with Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo, was fired shortly after West Indies withdrew out of their tour of India with an ODI, a T20I, and three Tests remaining.
Pollard continued by saying that captaining the West Indies was “the highest honor conferred” on him and that he led the team with “passion, openness, courage, and everything I could ever possible contribute both on and off the field without ever compromising my values and ethics.”
Pollard represented West Indies in 123 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 101 Twenty-20 Internationals (T20Is). He made his ODI debut against South Africa in April 2007, and his T20I debut against Australia in Bridgetown the following year. He never played a Test match for the West Indies and spent more than a decade as one of the team’s many white-ball specialists.
In total, he led West Indies in 61 matches across both formats, winning 25 and losing 31.
Pollard was also a member of the West Indies T20 World Cup-winning team in Sri Lanka in 2012.