West Indies captain Kieron Pollard (14 not out) and Chase tried to handle the innings against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup. Pollard walked off the field in the 13th over due to a fitness problem. The reason for his departure was not known but he came in the last over and hit a six off the last ball.
He took a run off a delivery from Taskin Ahmed and retired hurt in the middle of the over and walked out of the field.
This sentence was criticized a lot by the commentators and fans. At this point it looked like he was not injured and he came back on the field pretending to be an injury to give a chance to the other batsman.
Many fans on Twitter were outraged by Pollard’s decision. His decision was also considered against the spirit of the game.
Why Kieron Pollard was retired hurt is still second unsolved mystery. When Nawaz Sharif will comeback still remains first. #BANvWI
– Ali Raza (@AliRazaTweets) October 29, 2021
Wtf! Did Kieron Pollard really retired hurt himself out? Insane!
— Fantasy Cricket Tips To Win (@FantasyTipToWin) October 29, 2021
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 13, 2013
– Soumya Biswal (@ Soumyahere17) October 29, 2021
Earlier, after losing the toss, the West Indies team did not get a good start this time as well as the previous matches. Openers Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis could not do much and were dismissed for four off 10 balls and six off nine balls respectively. Roston Chase, who came to bat at number three, scored 39 runs, but he was very slow. He scored 39 runs in 46 balls with the help of two fours. Captain Kieron Pollard remained unbeaten on 14 off 18 balls, but the hero of the innings was Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder, playing the first match of the T20 World Cup. Both came and rained fours and sixes and gave life to the team’s sluggish innings, due to which the innings ended at 120, 130 reached 142 runs.
Pooran scored 40 off 22 balls with the help of one four and four sixes and Holder scored 15 runs off five balls with the help of two sixes. While Pooran targeted spinners Mehdi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan, Holder targeted Bangladesh’s premier fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman in the last over of the innings. West Indies took 19 runs in this over, thanks to two sixes from Holder and one six from Pollard. Earlier, Pooran hit two sixes each in the 16th and 18th overs bowled by Shakib and Hasan respectively. Thanks to these three big overs, West Indies made a challenging total of 142 runs.
For Bangladesh, Mehdi Hasan, Shoriful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets each. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed did not get a wicket, but he was the most economical bowler by giving just 17 runs in four overs.