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IPL 2023: Kieron Pollard ends his IPL career and Kane Williams says “Hyderabad will always be special to me”

Kieron Pollard one of the most celebrated players from Mumbai Indians, ended his IPL career. He hasn’t been great with his form lately. After his poor performance in the latest edition of IPL it was expected to be released. Things took an unexpected turn when Pollard and MI confirmed that he’d be the team’s batting coach. In 2022, he was retained for Rs 6 Crore prior to IPL 2022 mega Auction.

After joining MI in 2010, Kieron Pollard played for them for 13 seasons. He will now serve as the batting coach. Pollard was a one-club player who won 5 IPL and 2 Champions League championships with Mumbai Indians. He will still play for MI Emirates in the ILT20 League, though. Additionally, he will serve as the UAE League franchise’s batting coach.

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He has been a part of Mumbai Indians from 2010-2022. He played a total of 189 matches mustering 3412 runs. His highest is 87 not out and his average is 28.67. He scalped 69 wickets in his career, his best bowling figure being 4/44. His best season was in 2013 when he scored 281 runs at a 42 average.

On the other hand, Kane Williamson got realised from Sunrisers Hyderabad and he thanked the team, teammates, and fans for their love and unconditional support.

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He took to Instagram to share the farewell message to his supporters.

“To the franchise, my teammates, the staff and the always amazing #orangearmy – thank you for making it an enjoyable 8 years. This team and the city of Hyderabad will always be very special to me #orangearmy,” said Williamson on Instagram.

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Like Pollard, Kane Williamson had a tough time in IPL 2022 as well.In 13 matches he mustered only 216 runs at an average of 19.64. He could score only one half-century.

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He has played his whole IPL career for SRH, starting in 2015. He has 2,101 runs at an average of 36.22 in 76 games. His bat 18 half-centuries, with the highest score being 89.

Read more: IPL 2023: CSK’s CEO Kasi Vishwanathan confirms that Dhoni will lead the team

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