West Indies cricketer Kieron Pollard’s father passed away on Tuesday. The cricketer announced the demise of his father with a post on Instagram, which had a picture of him and his father posing with the IPL 2019 winners' trophy. “Rest easy , peacefully and gracefully .. #loveyoualways. Touched many hearts and souls. Will continue to make you proud. No more “tall boy” . I do know you are in a better place,” wrote Pollard. Batting legend and Pollard's former Mumbai teammate, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to pay his condolences as soon as he got to know about the tragic news. “Just got to know about the demise of your father @KieronPollard55. My deepest condolences to you & all your family members in this hour of grief. May God give you the strength to overcome this loss,” Sachin Tendulkar wrote.
Just got to know about the demise of your father @KieronPollard55.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 24, 2021
My deepest condolences to you & all your family members in this hour of grief.
May God give you the strength to overcome this loss.
Kieron Pollard will soon ply his trade in India when he plays for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The fourteenth edition of the competition will kickstart on April 9 with defending champions Mumbai Indians locking horns against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament-opener.The all-rounder is and hasbeen an extremely important member of the Mumbai Indians' squad, having played over 100 matches for the side. In his long 164-match IPL career so far, he has bagged 3023 runs and pocketed and 60 wickets. Pollard was last seen in action during the T20I and ODI series between West Indies and Sri Lanka. The right-handed batsman was in ominous form in the series. In the very first T20I, he created history by becoming the first West Indian to hit six sixes in an over. Pollard achieved the record against spinner Akila Dananjaya. Overall, he became the third cricketer in international cricket after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh to achieve the unique feat.