During the third ODI against Afghanistan, the West Indies Kieron Pollard proved that he has the wits to match his humor while displaying incredible awareness of the situation around him. In the process, the all-rounder, as he usually does, left everyone amazed.
After falling to 74-4 in 20 overs, Afghanistan threatened to make their way back into the game as a partnership between Asghar Afghan and Najibullah Zadran brewed. the Windies captain bought himself into the attack in the 25th over of the match in hopes of breaking the partnership.
Pollard completed his warm-up and stretches and then began his run-up to deliver the ball to former Afghan skipper Asghar. Just as Pollard was about to deliver the ball, the umpire very loudly shouted ‘No’. Pollard was quick to hear the call and in the nick of a time, he retracted from releasing the ball.
With no ball out for delivery, the call had to be changed to the dead ball instead. The umpire looked amazed and amused at the same time as he let out a smile while Pollard went back to deliver the next ball.