HEADLINE: Pollard glad to show young players he's still got it

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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9/30/21, 10:01:03 AM 

At 34-years-old, West Indies big-hitter Kieron Pollard admits these days there is great satisfaction in showing younger players he has plenty left in the tank, despite the realization that time is slowly catching up to him.

On Monday, the West Indian captain became the first player in history to take 300 wickets and 10,000 runs in T20s, after taking two wickets and making 15 runs for Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians.

“Age is catching up with me because (there are) young guys in the dressing room, so I have to continue to show them that, ‘listen, I still got it,” Pollard said after the game.

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link rillo Joined: Nov 28, 2009
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9/30/21, 3:38:35 PM 
He is a great mentor to the Pandya brothers. They ave credited Pollard for their rise.
Unlike WI players they will never truly give kudos to another WI player for helping them gain success. Pooran is the only one recently who acknowledged that Pollard has mentored him.
Pollard, Gayle and Bravo should be embraced fully into the team and the younger ones should be hungering after them got tips and advice.
It is sad to see players especially youngero nes coming out so "rusty" for a series when they should have spent the time enhancing their skills and working on their weaknesses.
They have got the coachinhg and rubbing shoulders with the greats so it is perplexing that Hetmyer especially and Pooran have not gone on to maintaim scores over 50 in the IPL and CPL etc.

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