Watch: When Kieron Pollard kick-started his T20 career with an effortless six off the first ball
West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has long been recognised as one of the best all-rounders in modern-day cricket. He is a destructive middle-order batsman where he is capable of helping the team provide a sensational lift especially in the fag end of the overs. The cricket fraternity has witnessed Pollard helping the team in crunch situations.
Be it in international or in franchise cricket, Pollard's presence has always been a sheer essence to the team he is part of. He is one of the few players in the world who offers three-dimensional gameplay. The all-rounder gives absolutely everything in the form of three dimensions - batting, bowling and fielding.
Talking about his batting alone, he has smashed plenty of sixes in his cricketing career. He hit 127 sixes in ODIs, 85 sixes in T20Is, 211 sixes in IPL and overall, he hit 726 sixes in his T20 career. This goes to show why he is one of the destructive batsmen in the world.
He represents Mumbai Indians in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and has been playing for the side for more than a decade. The power all-rounder hit 10,797 runs in T20s including 1 century and 53 fifties to his name. The Caribbean is also a useful medium-pacer with subtle variations of pace.
In his successful T20 career, he accounted for as many as 297 dismissals. This goes to show that he is a productive bowler of the team. Time and again, he has shown some fielding efforts and has pulled off incredible catches on the field, most notably near the boundary rope. He has taken a staggering 303 catches in his T20 career.
Pollard hits a six off the first ball in his T20 career
The West Indies all-rounder made a name for himself when he announced his arrival in T20 cricket. Although he made his debut against Australia in 2008, he did not get an opportunity to bat. However, he stepped out to bat for the first time in T20 cricket against New Zealand.
During the game, Pollard instantly showcased his destructive ability by hitting a six off the very first ball he faced off Jeetan Patel's bowling. It was just an effortless flick of his wrist. He started his T20 career with a six and the rest is history. Pollard went on to become one of the best all-rounders in the T20s.