Kieron Pollard Wishes Ben Stokes after His Century

After Ben Stokes smashed a swashbuckling century to help Rajasthan Royals secure an eight-wicket win against Mumbai Indians, stand-in captain of Mumbai team, Kieron Pollard applauded the Rajasthan batsmen and said that they had nothing to do as both Stokes and Sanju Samson punished all the bowlers by adding an unbeaten partnership to take the team home.

Rajasthan Royals were chasing a massive total of 196 and also lost two early wickets. However, Stokes and Samson took the onus on them and made the chase look easy where Stokes smashed a century and Sanju Samson scored an unbeaten fifty as well.

“I thought they batted well. Hardik brought us straight back in the game with that knock at the halfway stage. Well played to Samson and Stokes,” Pollard said at the post-match presentation.

He further added, “We could have got a couple of wickets more, but the wicket ended up becoming a little better. Their spinners got some help from the pitch, but our spinners couldn’t do that. You have to say well played to the opposition. At the end of the day, someone wins, someone loses.”

Kieron Pollard, however, shared that he knew one loss wouldn’t affect their place in the points table of IPL 2020. They are placed at the top of the table with 7 wins from 11 games so far.

Pollard also praised Mumbai Indians’ all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who played an unbeaten 21-ball 60 knock and helped Mumbai put up a massive total in their allotted 20 overs.

“He (Hardik) keeps showing time and time again. He went out and scored 60, it was fantastic. An innings like that and we end up on the losing side, just tough luck. But as a team we need to improve and come back stronger,” he again said.

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