Former West Indies and Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard has sent internet into frenzy after he shared a cryptic post on his Instagram handle on Saturday, January 7.
The 36-year-old reshared the post by Instagram handle 'Income Fact' on his story, which wrote about mistreatment after showing the loyalty.
"Once the rain is over, an umbrella becomes a burden to everyone. That's how loyalty ends when benefits stop." the post read.
Kieron Pollard didn't provide any context regarding his cryptic post on Instagram story. However, the former West Indies captain seems to be miffed with something.
Mumbai Indians fans felt that Pollard has indirectly criticized management of the franchise, who recently replaced Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya as a captain of the side for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Hardik Pandya was traded to Mumbai Indians by Gujarat Titans on an all-cash deal of INR 15 crore ahead of IPL 2024 Auction. Just few weeks, the Mumbai-based franchise decided to move from Rohit Sharma and handed over captaincy duties to Hardik Pandya.
Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans to first IPL title in their debut season of the tournament in 2022. In the following season, he captained the side to another IPL final, but lost to Chennai Super Kings.
Kieron Pollard is part of Mumbai Indians coaching staff
Kieron Pollard was appointed as batting coach for Mumbai Indians following his retirement from IPL ahead of the last season.
Pollard decided to call it quits from Indian Premier League after he had a poor 2022 season, wherein he scored just 144 runs at an average of 14.40 in 11 matches. The West Indian all-rounder was reportedly released MI squad ahead of IPL 2023 auction.
Kieron Pollard only played for Mumbai Indians franchise since his IPL debut in 2010 until the last match in the league in 2022.
Moreover, Pollard also retired from International cricket in 2022 after donning Maroon Jersey for 15 years. He played the match for West Indies in a T20I against India at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata in February.