Pollard announced that he would be retiring from the IPL, but his relationship with Mumbai is still going strong. He has joined them as a batting coach and will play for MI Emirates, a team owned by the same group, in the ILT20 tournament in the UAE.
Over the course of his 13-year career with the team, the West Indian all-arounder won five IPL championships.
In the IPL, one of the longest partnerships between a franchise and a player has come to an end. After a 13-year playing career that started in 2010, when the Mumbai Indians signed Kieron Pollard for an undisclosed sum after a tie-breaker broke the tie between four teams, the five-time champions released Pollard.
The former West Indies star was among the most well-known and reputable players to compete in the lucrative league. In the 13-year journey with Mumbai, he has experienced significant success with the team, Pollard has captured five IPL championships and two Champions League trophies. The Mumbai Indians posted a photo of Pollard and wrote, “THE LLORD has WON IT ALL,” in appreciation of his significant contributions.
The 15th of November is the retention deadline for the IPL 2023, and teams must submit their retention list by that date or earlier. Jason Behrendorff, an Australian pacer who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, was also traded to the Mumbai Indians. Behrendorff will make a comeback after 3 seasons with the team that Rohit Sharma led in 2018 and 2019. Kieron Pollard, in particular, has played a crucial role in the Mumbai Indians’ five IPL championship victories. He played for the Mumbai franchise his entire IPL career, which began in 2010. 2010 tiebreaker resulted in Pollard being signed for an undisclosed sum.