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Stop blaming Hardik Pandya for everything: Pollard

CricketStop blaming Hardik Pandya for everything: Pollard

Srinagar: Former West Indies and Mumbai Indians star, Kieron Pollard has asked people to stop blaming Mumbai Indians new captain Hardik Pandya for everything.

Hardik Pandya dropped himself down to No.7 during a tight chase against Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2024 season-opening game held in Ahmedabad last week.

Instead of leading from the front, Pandya promoted Tim David, which led to the Mumbai Indians six-run defeat.

“No decision is made on full autonomy, so we can’t say it is his decision. Usually, if you look at it over time, Tim (David) has finished games for us, and Hardik had done it over the years. It didn’t happen tonight. But all those things are in hindsight,” Kieron Pollard was quoted by ToI.

“It’s not hardik Pandya’s decision to bat number 7. As a team, we make decisions, so let’s put a stop to ‘Hardik Pandya made a decision, Hardik did this, Hardik did that’. We are a team. We make decisions collectively as one,” Pollard said.

Kieron Pollard explained that both of them are proven finishers of the game. They hoped for either of them to fire and take the team home.

But unfortunately, the plan fell flat. However, the speculations are in hindsight. As a team, MI owns up to the plans and decisions they make during crunch situations.

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