Kerion Pollard has been slammed by West Indies cricket fans all over for bowling a deliberate no ball during a Caribbean Premier League game, which they feel is surely against the spirit of the game.
Kerion Pollard’s Barbados Tridents scored only 128 runs in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots started off with a bang with one of the most destructive opening pair in T20 cricket in Elwin Lewis and Chris Gayle.
Source: Cricket Country
Gayle remained not out at 22 of 14 balls with 1 six but the toast of the evening surely goes to Elwin Lewis who smashed his way through to a well made 97 of just 32 balls. Well, he could have had his century in 33 balls too and the only other man to have done it quicker than him would have been his opening partner Chris Gayle in 30 balls in the IPL but wasn’t to be, courtesy some very bad sportsmanship by Kerion Pollard.
7 overs had ended, Lewis was on strike and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots the scores were level. Pollard who went for 24 runs in his previous came in to bowl and to everyone’s surprise, did the most un sportsmanship gesture ever. He bowled a no-ball on purpose which denied Elwin Lewis to get to a magnificent century in 33 balls. This could have been a rare feat but unfortunately for him, Pollard decided to play dirty.
Source: Guyana Chronicle
To make matters worse, he had no shame or guilt on his face after bowling the No- Ball. This left everyone including the commentators absolutely stunned. Yes, he shook hands with Lewis post that but it was like a normal greeting like everyone goes post the match. It did not seem like he felt guilty about it and fans back home in the West Indies gave him a lot of flack via the micro blogging site twitter.
I just seeing Pollard and my blood boiling now. That was a rhel stink move yes
— Rhianna 🐝 (@rhi_bridge) September 4, 2017
— . (@_Arnav_Khushi_) September 4, 2017
#Pollard you absolute flog, I hope someone gets an actual trident and shoves it where it hurts
— Paul Pearce (@warrachie) September 4, 2017
Must commend Evin tho….I woulda sure be saying something bout Pollard’s nastiness in that post match interview #CPL
— Mitra Kisraj (@MKisraj) September 4, 2017
Just to let our viewers know this was Kerion Pollard’s first no ball of the tournament. Check out the entire video:
Elwin Lewis, who was not surprisingly named the man of the match maintained his cool quite well and quoted in the post match presentation, ” Missing out on the hundred hurts but 97 of 32 balls? I will take that any day. I’ve been hitting the ball long and hard in the nets. Confident now and looking forward to the playoffs”, he concluded.
Cric Crak would like to congratulate Elwin Lewis for his wonderful display of batsmanship and hopes Pollard displays better sportsmanship next time around.