Hardik Pandya says “We call him grandpa; He literally functions like an Indian” about Kieron Pollard in IPL 2021. Pandya’s relationship with Kieron Pollard has been well documented over the years. The duo has forged impeccable chemistry on and off the field. While representing Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Kieron’s expertise when it comes to batting in death overs. He has rubbed off on Pandya as well. They have shared several match-winning partnerships with the franchise over the years. Also, the 2019 and 2020 campaigns being the ones to remember.
We call him grandpa. He is from West Indies but he is actually a Gujarati at heart. He literally functions like an Indian: a guy who believes in property, a guy who believes in investments, a guy who believes: instead of buying a car, I’ll buy property because it will grow, Ek rupiah Nahin waste karoonga [I won’t waste a rupee],” Hardik Pandya said.
Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard
Lastly, the duo was not at their best within the recent season of the IPL. Pollard harm on intermittent events over both legs. But Pandya battled to adjust to the slow surfaces on offer in India and the UAE. Moreover, Pandya believes that just like Krunal Pandya. Kieron Pollard is also his elder brother. Also, recalled how Pollard has helped him with life advice on several events.
“How Krunal is for me, Pollard is the same. He has been part of the international circuit for a long time. I don’t sometimes understand how it functions, but he has taught me to let it be. I am very upfront if I don’t like something. There are lots of times when he has calmed me down, lots of times when he has given me life lessons,” Hardik Pandya said.
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