In the world of cricket, it’s common to see teammates from the same national team getting along well and rarely having arguments on the field. However, when it comes to league cricket, things can get a bit different. Recently, Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran showed us just that during a match in the Caribbean Premier League 2023 (CPL).
The CPL 2023 has been full of thrilling moments, and one such incident occurred during the game between the Trinbago Knight Riders and the Barbados Royals. While Trinbago emerged victorious by posting a massive total of 208/6, thanks in large part to Nicholas Pooran’s incredible century, it was an unfortunate clash between Pooran and Pollard that grabbed the spotlight.
Here’s what happened: In the 10th over of the innings, Rahkeem Cornwall, the bowler, sent down a good-length delivery on the leg stump to Kieron Pollard. Pollard played the ball towards fine leg, indicating that he wanted to take a single run. Seeing Pollard’s intent, Pooran also started running towards Pollard’s end to complete the single. However, Kyle Mayers, who was fielding in that position, quickly got hold of the ball.
Now, here’s where the trouble began. Pollard, realizing that Mayers had the ball under control, hastily retreated to his crease to avoid getting run out. Meanwhile, Pooran continued running towards the other end, resulting in both batsmen ending up at the same end of the pitch.
Initially, there was confusion among the players, with both Pollard and Pooran thinking that Pooran was the one who should leave the crease. This led to a heated argument right there on the field, as the two West Indies teammates debated the communication breakdown that had just occurred during their run.
Upon reviewing the replays, it became evident that Pollard was indeed the one who was dismissed because he had returned to the crease late. This incident immediately became a hot topic on social media, with cricket fans and enthusiasts sharing their opinions and reactions.
Wait a minute, what just happened??? A run out at the Queens Park Oval but who is out Kieron Pollard or Nicholas Pooran? #CPL23 #TKRvBR #CricketPlayedLouder #BiggestPartyInSport pic.twitter.com/uq52I5cfrb
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 7, 2023
In summary, even though cricket teammates generally share a friendly bond, league cricket can sometimes bring out moments of tension and miscommunication, as we saw with Pollard and Pooran during the CPL 2023 match. These incidents, while unfortunate, add an element of drama and unpredictability to the game that keeps fans engaged and talking about cricket long after the match is over.