Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard. (TOI Photograph)
NEW DELHI: Dwayne Bravo revealed the function he performed in Mumbai Indians (MI) signing Kieron Pollard in 2010. Bravo performed for MI between 2008 and 2010 and the staff was trying to find a alternative after the Trinidadian left for Chennai Tremendous Kings.
“When Mumbai Indians wanted a alternative for me, I gave them Kieron Pollard’s identify. Once they tried contacting him, he was taking part in for a membership, so I really useful Dwayne Smith and he turned my alternative,” Bravo informed Cricbuzz.
“The next 12 months, when it was the Champions League, I known as Rahul (Sanghvi) and mentioned, ‘Pollard, he is right here. Come and signal him now earlier than the match begins.’ Rahul and Robin Singh left Mumbai and got here to Hyderabad, I will always remember they got here with a contract which at the moment was 200,000 USD. I known as Pollard, who got here downstairs and met them each within the foyer. He noticed the contract. Now for somebody coming from Trinidad, as a 19-year-old, that was wow. He mentioned, ‘Dwayne are you severe?” mentioned Bravo.
Pollard has turned out to be some of the necessary signings in MI’s historical past, taking part in an integral function within the staff’s 5 Indian Premier League (IPL) victories. He has scored 3,191 runs for MI at a strike fee of 150.87 and brought 63 wickets as nicely.