Kieron Pollard, the West Indies limited-overs captain has announced his retirement from international cricket. He wrote on Instagram that like any other young boy, it was his dream to play for the country and he has done so for the past 15 years since he made his debut in 2007.
His childhood hero was Brian Lara and he got to play with him. For Pollard, captaining the West Indies team has been the highest honour that was ever bestowed on him.
Pollard will turn 35 next month. He played in 123 ODI’s, scored 2706 runs. averaged 26.01, scored 3 centuries and took 55 wickets. He played 101 T20s and scored 1569 runs. However, he did not get to play any test matches for the country. He led West Indies in 61 matches in both ODIs and T20s, out of which the team won 25 and lost 31 matches.
Pollard is currently playing in India in the IPL and is part of Mumbai Indians team.