Brian Lara on Kieron Pollard’s “I felt he didn’t really press gas at the right time” in the Indian Premier League. Brian Lara felt that MI captain Kieron Pollard took his foot off the pedal. At the wrong moment and allowed Chennai to get back into the match. Lara aims out that keeping Jasprit Bumrah’s three overs for the death. It might have cost the Mumbai Indians the game. Chennai Super Kings were 24/4 at the end of the powerplay. Ruturaj Gaikwad had survived the early storm. They went on to build partnerships, initially with Ravindra Jadeja. Also, later with Dwayne Bravo, guide his side to a fighting total of 156 runs.
Brian Lara felt that the Chennai would have been done. Also, wipe early if the Mumbai Indians had got their tactics right.
“They should have been done and dusted by the Mumbai Indians. There are a few things that Kieron Pollard did out there that I felt he didn’t really press gas at the right time and sort of just came off the pedal and allowed the Chennai Super Kings to get back into the match. But I felt that you make it easy, you can’t have Bumrah just bowling one over at that stage,” Brian Lara said to cricket.com.
Lastly, Lara batter added that he wouldn’t blame the bowlers for the result. If they had been used more efficiently. The MI might have had the better of the Super Kings.
“I can’t blame the Mumbai bowlers, but I just felt that they could have done a little bit better tactically. I think it’s more tactical. You’ve got two spinners that you most likely will have to use at some point in time. I wouldn’t necessarily say the bowlers were bad. I felt as if they had used them properly. Also, no way 156 was on the card for Chennai Super Kings.” Lara said.