Lucky Pollard Did Not Do Anything: Sunil Gavaskar Slams Krunal Pandya For ‘Kiss’ Send-Off | LSG vs MI VIDEO
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was not pleased with the way Lucknow Super Giants spinner Krunal Pandya reacted after getting the wicket of Kieron Pollard.
LSG vs MI, IPL 2022: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar slammed Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) spinner, Krunal Pandya, for giving Mumbai Indians (MI) batter Kieron Pollard a bizarre send-off during Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians match at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Pollard, who had little choice other than to go after Pandya in the last over, mistimed his lofted shot and was caught at long-on.
As soon as the catch was completed by Deepak Hooda, Pandya jumped on Pollard’s back and planted a kiss on his head. The West Indian, however, did not react and walked off the field after getting dismissed visibly upset for failing to take his side home. MI suffered their eighth straight loss as LSG successfully defended a competitive score of 168.
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Reacting to that incident, Gavaskar said that such things should happen once the game gets over and Pandya was lucky that Pollard didn’t react to his send-off.
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“No. No. He is not going to like it. However, good friends you are. That has to happen when the game gets over. Lucky that Pollard didn’t do anything,” said Gavaskar during commentary on Star Sports.
“I was so thankful that I got his (Pollard) wicket otherwise he would have eaten my brain throughout my life because he got me out and now that it’s 1-1 at least he will speak less,” Pandya said after the match got over.
Pollard scored 19 off 20 balls in the run-chase as MI failed to get over the line, ending their innings at 132 for 8 in 20 overs. LSG won the match by 36 runs and has now climbed to the fourth spot in the points table, with 5 wins and 3 losses.
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