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Published on: Apr 16, 2017
Samuel Badree was all praise for Mumbai Indians' Kieron Pollard after he led his side to victory despite the former's hat-trick for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai were 7 for 4 in the chase, before Pollard lifted them to victory.
Praising his West Indian teammate, Badree was quoted as saying in a Cricinfo report, "Yeah he got some balls in the arc and backed his strengths, which is down the ground. He batted with maturity, and showed a lot of guts and character."
Mitchell McClenaghan, who picked up 2 for 20, also sang praises of Pollard's innings. "I think Kieron Pollard played one of the best knocks I've seen on an incredibly difficult wicket and it shouldn't be underestimated," he said. "I think he showed the composure of a top-order batsman to assess the wicket, the situations. To work the ones and wait for the ball in his slot. It's one of the smartest, most technically good chases I've seen on such a difficult wicket. Unbelievable!
"Look what I've seen over the last couple of games is that you have the experience of Pollard, the determination to prove few people wrong about somethings that have been said to come out and play an exceptional knock."
--By A Cricket Correspondent