‘Pollard did no wrong plan’ says Rony
When Kieron Pollard is in the striking end, the equation of 3 runs needed in 4 balls never seemed to be unreal for any team. But some sharp captaincy by Mashrafe Bin Mortaza curbed Pollard to get a single run and in the end, it was Rangpur Riders who came out to make the victory lap.
At the end of the match, Dynamites’ pacer Abu Hider Rony regretted heavily and said it was normal to win a match from that situation, to lose is quite unearthly.
Rony said, “We were in a very good position. It would be ordinary if we could win this match; but somehow we lost.”
Pollard aimed big shots so he kept his patience for quite a long, leaving two vital deliveries without taking a single. Abu Hider Rony said they also knew about the perception.
“Everyone know Pollard is a master of sixes. We believed he could end with a big shot but things did not come in that way unfortunately. He needed just two balls to win the match.”
Meanwhile Abu Hider Rony said they found no wrong in Pollard’s way of thinking at that moment.
“I don’t think he made any bad plan. In those situations, sending a number eleven or twelve batsman is risky. It was Pollard who have the capabilities of hitting sixes and he needed to keep trust upon himself,” Rony said.
Rony also explained about his attempt of playing a reverse swing in the last delivery of the match when 4 runs were needed.
“Their bowlers were pouring Yorkers and I assumed there could be another Yorker coming; I could not hit a six over long on or long off against such a difficult delivery. So I thought of sweeping it hard beside the fine leg for four but it was mistimed,” he said.