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IPL 2022: Krunal Pandya Relieved to Dismiss Kieron Pollard Otherwise ‘He Would Have Eaten My Brain.’

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Krunal Pandya is representing the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022. It was a match between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants on 24th April 2022 Sunday which was won by LSG. It was a big defeat for Mumbai Indians as they are thrown out of the playoff game. It was the 8th defeat in a serial manner for Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai had a target of 169 runs to win. The team under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma never appeared to achieve this goal. The team eventually fell far behind the total. The match also saw a funny moment between Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard.

Krunal Pandya and Pollard played together for Mumbai Indians for many years. Both were members of the same team from 2016 to 2021. In the year 2022, Pandya is in the team of Lucknow Super Giants. Both the friends were face to face in this match and in the end, the match was equal. Left-arm spinner Pandya dismissed Pollard. In his last over, Krunal took three wickets. Earlier, Pollard had dismissed Krunal.

Mumbai team needed 38 runs in the last over. This over was done by Krunal Pandya. On his very first ball, Kieron Pollard hit a shot for a long six, but was caught by Deepak Hooda on the boundary itself. After this, while celebrating, Krunal jumped from the back side of Pollard and kissed his head. However, during this, Pollard did not appear in a joking mood and went straight back to the pavilion.

In the same over, Krunal Pandya took two more wickets after Pollard. In this, Jaydev Unadkat was run out. While Daniel Sams was caught out by Ravi Bishnoi. In the match, Krunal Pandya bowled 4 overs and also took 3 wickets for 19 runs.

After the match, Pandya said that he was very happy to get Pollard out. After Pollard was dismissed, Pandya did any kiss his head. Although Pollard did not pay much attention to this act of his old friends the fans liked it very much. This act of Pandya went viral. After the match, Pandya joked more about Pollard.

He said,

‘I am very thankful that I took Pollard’s wicket or else he would have been eating my mind for the rest of his life because he got me out. It is 1-1 and now he will speak less.’ Talking about the match, Pandya took three wickets for 19 runs in his four overs.

In this match, LSG chose to bat first after losing the toss. The team Lucknow team scored 168 for 6 wickets. Captain KL Rahul played an innings of 103 runs in 62 balls. In reply, the Mumbai team could only score 132 runs for 8 wickets and lost the match by 36 runs. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 39 and Tilak Verma scored 38 runs in the match.

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