In the ninth game of the running Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 between Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) and St Lucia Kings (SLK), an unusual incident caught everyone’s attention when Knight Riders captained Kieron Pollard expressed his disappointment at the referee’s decision.
It all happened during the 19th over of Knight Riders, when the referee made a mistake. The team was in the middle of a crucial partnership between Pollard and Tim Seifert. The pair wanted to add some quick runs in the penultimate time when Wahab Riaz delivered a wide delivery.
Seifert had to stretch completely to play the ball, but the white leather was hit so wide that he could not flirt the ball with his bat. But the referee does not call it a wide delivery.
Pollard was not happy with the decision and walked away from the side of the non-goal scorer. He stood near the 30-yard mark to show his displeasure after a brief conversation with the referee.
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The Knight Riders managed to score 158 runs in their 20 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Pollard scored 41 off 29 balls, while Seifert scored 37 off 25 deliveries. In response, the Faf Du Plessis led page scored only 131/7 in their allotted 20 overs and lost the match by 27 runs.
“I knew when I showed up they would bring back their most important bowlers. It’s about making money out of things. He is confident after a 16-ball 40 in the last game [on Tim Seifert] was good to bat with him, the partnership with him provided momentum and Ramdin in the end he finished with a six, ” said Pollard after the game.
“We wanted to give time in the middle. I knew if I was there at the back, I would be able to capitalize on it with a few sixes. We knew they were going to come hard at the showdown, and once we got it right, it would always always be difficult in the end. ” he added.