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Pollard announces retirement from IPL



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Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Keiron Pollard announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a player but will continue as the new batting coach. 

“It hasn't been the easiest decision to make as I will keep playing for a few more years, but I understand that this incredible franchise which has achieved so much needs to transition and if I'm no longer to play for MI then I cannot see myself playing against MI either," 

"Once an MI always an MI. I am immensely proud, honoured and blessed to have represented the biggest and most successful team in the IPL for the past 13 seasons. Most sincerely, I express my deep appreciation to Mukesh, Nita and Akash Ambani for their tremendous love, support and respect," 

"I have always felt and for the confidence they placed in me. I recall our first encounter when they welcomed me with open arms saying, “We are family”. Those were not just mere words, but demonstrated by their every action throughout my time with Mumbai Indians,” he added.

The Windies all-rounder won five IPL trophies with Mumbai Indians - in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. He also featured as a captain of the team in six matches, where Mumbai won four of the games.