The West Indies coach then praised Pollard’s leadership of the team.
WI coach says Pollard will be missed
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West Indies Head Coach, Phil Simmons has expressed sadness at the retirement of white-ball captain Kieron Pollard and said the player would be missed.
Pollard, 34, announced his surprise retirement from international cricket recently, after leading the West Indies in 63 T20 and One-Day Internationals combined, winning 26 of them.
Simmons was the coach for the duration of Pollard’s tenure which began in 2019.
And in a recent Facebook post, Simmons made his first public comments on Pollard’s departure. Saying first that, “It is sad to see you retire from the maroon shirt so early,” Simmons said.
“Your ability to give players your backing and thrust to deliver and your strong leadership both on and off the field was a joy to work with.” Simmons posted, adding ” Your undoubted passion for the game and especially the Maroon Shirt together with your desire to bring success to the West Indies cricket team henceforth Cricket West Indies will be missed.You will be missed”.
In total, Pollard played 224 matches for West Indies which includes an ICC T20 World Cup title in 2012.