During an IPL clash between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday, MI all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who was stationed at mid-on, chased the ball after a pull-shot from SRH opener Wriddhiman Saha.
While the big Trinidadian’s sprint saw him make up a lot of ground and reach the ball, his attempt to save the boundary didn’t work out as well.
Pollard tried to bring in his football skills by kicking the ball in the direction of an on-rushing Hardik Pandya. But he fluffed his pass, kicking the ball into the rope instead.
However, that was not the end of Pollard’s embarrassment as the momentum of the sprint carried him up and over the advertisement hoarding.
While his teammates like Hardik and Quinton de Kock looked a bit concerned by Pollard’s heavy tumble, commentators on-air at the time had a laugh riot.
“Look at the big fella go … Boom and up and over. What do they call that manoeuvre in high jump?” said one of the commentators.
“That’s what you do when you kick it to the boundary for four. That’s exactly what you do. You kick it to the boundary and then you make as if you are going to have the collisions of all collisions, to take the focus away for kicking it for four,” said Kevin Pietersen.
Here’s the video:
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Mumbai survived a 71-run blitz from Manish Pandey to clinch victory in a Super Over finish and qualify for the play-offs.
Pandey was unbeaten in his 47-ball knock and smashed a six on the final ball of the match to force the Super Over.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock stood out for the hosts with his 69 not out to guide the three-time champions to 162/5 after electing to bat first on a tricky surface.