IPL 2022: Krunal Pandya reveals why he kissed Kieron Pollard’s head after taking his wicket in LSG vs MI conflict

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) nightmare within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 continued as they suffered their eighth consecutive defeat to stay winless this season. The Rohit Sharma-led MI was comprehensively thrashed by Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

Courtesy of KL Rahul‘s sensible century, LSG posted 168/6 on the board of their allotted 20 overs. Contemplating the high-scoring venue and expertise of MI enjoying at Wankhede, many followers had been of the opinion that the five-time champions would handle to chase it down to assert their maiden win this yr. Nonetheless, the MI batters continued to battle with the willow and solely managed to succeed in 138/8, dropping the competition by 36 runs.

Other than MI’s one other disappointing present, one second involving Kieron Pollard and LSG all-rounder Krunal Pandya captured most eyeballs. Krunal, the ex-MI participant, delivered a match-winning efficiency with the ball, taking a three-wicket haul, together with Pollard, for simply 19 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

The celebration of Krunal after dismissing Pollard grew to become the main speaking level on numerous social media platforms. The 31-year-old celebrated the wicket by kissing the Caribbean large on his head. Nonetheless, Pollard didn’t react to it and easily walked off.

After the match, the Ahmedabad-born cricketer shared his response to his eye-catching celebration, stating the scores with Pollard are actually even (1-1). He even tweeted the identical, exhibiting his love and respect for the Trinidadian. Notably, earlier within the recreation, Pollard had additionally dismissed Krunal after the left-hander managed to attain only a solitary run.

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“Scores are even now, my brother (hug emoji) Love you, Polly (three hearts) @KieronPollard55,” tweeted Krunal.

“I used to be so grateful that I bought his (Pollard) wicket in any other case, he would have eaten my mind all through my life as a result of he bought me out, and now that it’s 1-1, not less than he’ll communicate much less,” mentioned Krunal on the post-match presentation.