Mumbai: Kieron Pollard, unlike his West Indian teammate Dwayne Bravo, did not get a chance to showcase his batting or bowling skills during the thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 opener as Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. However, the two, divided by teams, were united by jersey numbers as the two wore 400 number jerseys.
Asked about this, Bravo, who won the Man of the Match award for his all-round show, said, “Pollard is the first player to play 400 T20 games. So he has 400 on his back. And I’m the first bowler to get 400 wickets. So the both of us said, ‘okay, if we both play the first game in the IPL, let’s do something different.’ It’s a great milestone for both of us personally.”
“Pollard spoke to Mumbai, I spoke to CSK and they allowed us to play in this game. Moving forward in the tournament, we both will go back to our respective numbers – 47 and 55. I’m happy that 400 is a lucky performance,” added Bravo during his post-match press conference in Mumbai.